Transitions require clear expectations to prevent misunderstandings. With that in mind, Rev. Dr. Brent Hawkes and Rev. Jeff Rock have developed a mutual agreement procedure. Here are some highlights:
Title: Brent will assume the title of Pastor Emeritus following his retirement and Jeff will be known as the Senior Pastor.
The Immediate Future: For the next 6 months, Brent will take a break from MCC Toronto for some much deserved rest and to allow Jeff to establish a pastoral relationship with the congregation. After 6 months, Brent will be greeted joyfully and be a full-fledged member of the congregation.
Feedback: Brent and Jeff have a great relationship and don’t want to hear complaints about each other.
Weddings: Brent will continue to maintain his marriage license and be able to perform weddings.
We will continue to check in with each other on a regular basis and support each other in our respective ministries.