Over the past 16 years, Rev. Nancy S. Taylor has blessed us with her unequivocally bold leadership as our 20th Senior Minister. While she will be impossible to replace, Old South has learned a thing or two about pastoral transition over its 350-plus years. Change is uncomfortable but inevitable. It is also exciting, a time to fully consider how we can best remain not only relevant but central to a changing Boston. With God’s help—and with the support of each other—Old South will persevere through Nancy’s departure, grow as a Congregation, and become readier than ever to carry on God’s work for the next 350 years.
The following members have agreed to define what the bridge between Nancy’s leadership and a new leadership will look like, serving as the INTERIM Team:
Christine Del Favero
A CELEBRATION Team will also begin planning the best way to commemorate Nancy’s tenure and her eventual departure:
Marilyn Jackson Adams
Rev. June Cooper
Eventually, we will assemble and announce a TRANSITION Team to draft a church profile and to outline what the church is seeking in its next senior minister. In this stage of the process there will be a lot of opportunity for plenty of congregational input.
Later on in the process, a SEARCH Team will be appointed to present a candidate to the members.
Please note that this timeline is aspirational, not exact.