Please note:  the Search Team will use this site to provide ongoing, timely updates regarding our progress. Please check back regularly.  


January 25, 2021

In the last three weeks the Search Team has been hard at work soliciting nominations, reaching out to potential candidates, and reviewing a steady stream of applications.  We’re very pleased with both the quantity and quality of the applications received to this point. 


January 8, 2020

The Search Prospectus is complete, the position has been posted, and we are officially accepting applications.  Getting to this point has involved a tremendous amount of thinking, surveying, listening, praying, processing, discussing, writing, and editing.  The Search Team has done a tremendous amount of work and has done it excellently.  And, of course, this would not be possible without so many Tabor personnel who have simply gone above and beyond.  Specifically we would like to thank Tom Shaw, Mike Klaassen, Diane Oborny, and Misty Smithson-Kahrs for their “can-do” spirit and professionalism.     

It’s with a sense of anticipation, now, that the Search Team turns its attention beyond discerning what Tabor needs in its next President, to actively pursuing the man or woman that God would have for us.   The Team met again last night to finalize next steps in the application process, to begin building a list of contacts and nominations, and to determine how to best develop a robust pool of qualified candidates.  Please be praying for the person that God has for us, and for the Search Team in the days and weeks ahead.  


December 29, 2020

The Search Team met today to finalize Search Prospectus language, decide how broadly we want to post the opening, and brainstorm how to best build out a strong pool of candidates. We are still on track to post the position next week and begin accepting applications.


December 18, 2020

In today’s meeting, the Search Team processed the results of the Survey, which was conducted to gather feedback from a wide range of Tabor stakeholders; considered some additional input from faculty members; received important guidance from the Board of Directors; and continued discerning, together, what Tabor needs in its next president. The Team will immediately begin writing the Search Prospectus, with the strong desire and intent to post the position the first week of January.


December 9, 2020

On Wednesday, 12/9, the Search Team had its initial meeting.  This is an outstanding group of people, who bring a diversity of gifts, skills, experience, and perspective to the group.  What they all share in common is a passion for Tabor, a love for Jesus, godly wisdom, strong convictions, and the maturity to listen well and to thoughtfully consider the views of others.

In the next month, we will do our best to come together as a cohesive team; to listen well to feedback from various stakeholders, including thoughtfully considering the survey results; and discern together the kind of person we are looking for to be Tabor’s next president.  Our hope is to have a candidate for the Board’s consideration in time to have the next president installed by Fall 2021.  

As you know, this is a weighty and important endeavor, and, as such, we would greatly appreciate your prayers in the weeks and months ahead.