Pastoral Transition

Stay tuned in to see how the Lord is working in NapNaz as we look forward to our next lead pastor

Pastoral Transition Information

As a part of our NapNaz family, we invite you to stay up to date on the pastoral transition process. You can come here for any of the latest announcements or information regarding the transition and the pastoral search process. We also invite you to come alongside us in prayer as our church board and District Superintendent, Geoff Kunselman, continue in the process of discerning, praying over, and inviting our next lead pastor.


Board Candidate Search Update

January 15th, 2023

Search Update by Jeff Boulton- Board Member


Church Survey Update

November 3rd, 2022

Church Survey Update


Rev. Geoff Kunselman Talks of Next Steps in the Pastoral Search

September 18th, 2022

Rev. Kunselman Announces Next Steps in Pastoral Search


Interim Leadership

August 17th, 2022

The church board met with the District Superintendent, Geoff Kunselman, on Wednesday, August 17th, 2022. One of the items the board discussed during that meeting was interim leadership of the church during the time of transition. The board voted that night to ask Ben Hartford, Worship and Community Outreach Pastor, to serve as the interim lead providing direction to staff and operations during the interim period, however long it may last. Pastor Ben has accepted this invitation. 

Additionally, and importantly, the rest of the staff will remain in place during the interim period as well. We are so blessed with such a tremendous team to help lead our church through this season. 

Both the staff and the church board appreciate your continued prayers as we work to appropriately thank Pastor Chip and Nichole for their years of faithful service and begin to consider what the next season of ministry for Napoleon Church of the Nazarene may be.


Pastor Chip's Announcement

August 7th, 2022

Pastor Chip Announces His Moving on As Lead Pastor from NapNaz