On January 14, 2020, the Board of Directors of Christian Surfers U.S. began a search for a National Director. In that short period of time, we have already received a substantial number of applications from candidates and we wanted to provide everyone with an update during this exciting season.
First, we wanted to share about the team working on the search. To ensure a thorough and diligent search and vetting process, the Board has created a committee consisting of involved and experienced surfers, pastors and executive leaders with a dedicated desire to find the best candidate to lead CS through the next chapter of health and growth. That personnel committee includes:
- Juan Castañeda, Partner at Venture LLP in Carlsbad, CA
- Brad Layland, CEO of the Focus Group in St. Augustine, FL
- Nic Gilmour, Mission & Community Impact Pastor at North Coast Calvary Chapel in Carlsbad, CA
- Chandler Brownlee, General Manager at LifeNet Health in Seattle, WA
- Adam Stadtmiller, Senior Pastor at La Jolla Christian Fellowship in La Jolla, CA
We have received strong interest from many candidates and will continue to receive applications moving forward.
For those applicants that have already applied, the committee has begun a three part formal vetting process which consists of: 1) an initial review; 2) one on one video interviews with search committee members (focusing on pairing candidates with search members with no prior relationship so as to ensure objectivity); 3) followed by group interviews by the entire committee with select candidates.
The Board and search committee is excited to identify who will lead Christian Surfers’ grass roots missions movement into the future, yet we are moving forward deliberately and prayerfully. As such, we ask for your patience as we proceed over the coming several months to find the right leader.
Please join us in prayer during this important time and selection process as we wait on the Lord, seek His will, and trust his calling and timing of our next leader.
Yours in Christ,
Juan Castañeda, Chair of the CSUS National Director Search Committee