The July 4th meeting began with a report from the Search Team, recommending two individuals be pre-candidated. Pre-Candidating is basically an in person interview with the board of elders, after which a decision to candidate one or neither of the applicants is made.
While pre-candidating is not a public process, candidating is. A candidating time usual goes over several days, including a weekend, with the candidate and family going to various planned events to get to know the church and give the people of the church a chance to get to know them.
Following a candidating event, the elders make a decision on whether to call the individual as lead pastor or not, and of course the candidate and family also need to make a decision about coming to PG or not if they are called.
There were other reports from the treasurer and lead pastor, but search issues were the dominant features of the meeting.