I am no longer being considered for the church staff position I mentioned in the last blog entry.
The senior pastor of that congregation called today--the day of the interview, and with me already dressed for it and at work on a short-term assignment--to tell me that the committee with whom I interviewed last Thursday had decided not to recommend either of their finalist candidates to the Staff-Pastor-Parish Relations Committee, so tonight's interview with them was cancelled. The other committee (Children's Ministry) simply doesn't know what they want. That was obvious from several of the questions they provided for me to answer last week.
As was the case with the church that did not hire me last summer, it's probably ultimately a good thing that it didn't go any further than this.
Still inhales, though.
(Interpret that as you will.)