Creative Arts Pastor Transition Feb 2022

Creative Arts Pastor Transition Feb 2022

Creative Arts Pastor Transition - Updated February 2022

Hi Westwood Family, 


News of Mike’s transition is hard to hear. He is a great friend and partner in ministry. His leadership at Westwood has not gone unnoticed as he helped us transition from two very distinct styles of music to one, united service. Over the past eight years, he has helped us grow as worshipers of Christ as we grow closer together. We will miss him and his family immensely.


But we believe that God is sovereign. We know that He loves this family and He loves this church.


Isaiah 55:8-9—For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. 


God has something in store for both of us and, I believe, it will be exciting, challenging, and glorifying to Him. As a result, I don’t want us to look at this as Mike is leaving, but rather that we are launching him and his family out to serve others. 


Please pray in the coming months as we all work through this transition. Keep the Cathey family in your prayers as they seek God's will for their next area of ministry. Pray for our elders and leadership as we begin looking for a Worship Pastor. 


Plan to join us to celebrate the Cathey family on May 1 after our worship service. We anticipate an interim season beginning on May 8. Our goal is to have a new Worship Pastor in place by Sept 1.


We are committed to keeping you informed as much as possible, throughout this process. We will be updating our website FAQs page regularly and will be sending emails out to announce any major movements. 


Praying with you,

Pastor Jared