Lead Pastor // Transition


On Sunday, April 28, 2019, Pastor Andrew Huang announced his resignation from his role as Lead Pastor of Christian Layman Church, effective June 2021. The Board of Directors and Staff at Christian Layman Church honor and fully support Pastor Andrew in his decision and his obedience to continue serving God in ministry overseas. Pastor Andrew is actively fulfilling the mission of Christian Layman Church by loving God, loving others and serving the world.

For more background and context about Pastor Andrew's decision, we encourage you to read both Pastor Andrew’s letter and the Pastor Transition FAQ:

Read Pastor Andrew's Letter
Read Pastor Transition FAQ

Members - Updates and Communication

Christian Layman Church (CLC) has formed a Pastoral Search Committee that will do much of the heavy lifting, such as getting the word out about the position, leveraging existing networks to recruit candidates, working with a recruiter to find candidates, and vetting candidates for consideration by the Board.

In this significant season for Christian Layman Church, the Board of Directors, Staff and the Pastoral Search Team are working closely together to make sure communication is clear.

In the meantime, if you have questions, concerns, or thoughts please reach out to us via the following ways:

Pastor Search Committee Members: pastorsearch@christianlayman.org

- Yan Chin
- Yvonne Gee
- Jordan Kong
- Rick Quon (lead)
- Lynn Yagisawa

You are invited to send questions about the Lead Pastor Transition directly to the Pastoral Search Committee. As the team includes both CLC Staff and Board members, your inquiry will be forwarded on as to additional teams/people as needed.

CLC Staff Members:

- Andrew Huang
- Calvin Yim
- Caitlyn Lim
- Cecil Wong
- Lynn Yagisawa
- Marilyn Tepora
- Michelle Kaneshiro

CLC Board of Directors: board@christianlayman.org

- Yvonne Gee
- Andrew Huang
- Bruce Kaneshiro (Chairman)
- Jared Lucas 
- Deanna Wong
- Calvin Yim (Honorary member)

Lead Pastor Transition Timeline

The timeline below roughly outlines the key phases of this transition.

Fall 2019


  • Search comittee formed
  • Job description created
Winter 2019-2020


  • Post job description on website
  • Reach out to networks
  • Recruiter actively reaching out
Spring 2020-2021


  • Interview potential candidates
  • Congregation assessment of high potential candidates
  • Hiring of new Pastoral staff member
  • Discernment for a smooth handoff to the new Pastor (if possible)
Summer 2021

New Beginnings

  • Celebrate and send the Huang family
  • Commission of new Pastor

Lead Pastor - Job Description

For specifics on the role, click below for the job description. To apply, please send a cover letter and your resume by email to: pastorsearch@christianlayman.org.

See job listing

Learn More About Us

We encourage all interested candidates to learn more about the position and the Christian Layman Church community:

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