Over the past 3 months Katoomba Christian Convention has been searching for an Executive Director. This is a new role, created to meet the challenges and opportunities for KCC in the years ahead.
Together with the KCC Board, the Executive Director will be responsible for developing and implementing KCC’s vision and a strategic plan.
The Board undertook a thorough and comprehensive search process, engaging Judy Wong-See of Credence International.
A comprehensive job description capturing the vision of KCC and the scope of the role was formulated at the outset, followed by a comprehensive national advertising campaign across Christian media and KCC’s databases.
Credence International received more than 45 enquiries about the position and a shortlist of applicants was created based on KCC's specific needs. The shortlisted applicants were then interviewed twice by a panel.
By a significant margin the outstanding candidate was Jonathan Dykes. Jonathan has been acting in the role of caretaker Executive Officer since July this year.
‘After an exhaustive search Jonathan's skill set, character and commitment to KCC make him the best person for the role. We are very pleased Jonathan has accepted this position’ said KCC Chairman, Al Stewart.
Jonathan will take up this position on 1st February 2012. He is married to Sarah, has four children and is a member of Macquarie Baptist Church, in North Ryde, Sydney. Jonathan worked professionally as a Landscape Architect before training for ministry at Sydney Missionary & Bible College. He has been engaged in workplace ministry and lecturing in the past ten years and is currently completing studies for ordination at Morling Theological College. Jonathan has attended KCC conventions for many years, has led the Katoomba Easter Convention committee for the past six years and, most recently, the Oxygen committee.
‘KCC finishes the year excited about the future, about new opportunities and about the development of our properties. I'm confident Jonathan has the gifts to lead KCC forward as we seek to have the gospel of Jesus Christ proclaimed powerfully to transform lives,’ said Al Stewart
We are saddened by the news of the passing of Dudley Foord, but we also rejoice that he is now home with His Lord and Saviour!
Dudley was, amongst many other things, a tremendous supporter of Katoomba Christian Convention for many, many years. In recent times he was one of the key driving forces behind KCC starting its Men's Convention ministry which, in turn, has sparked many similar ministries around our country, and even overseas. He was a very strong, tireless advocate of expository preaching ministries. Those who have ever attended Katoomba Easter Convention will recall the invaluable informal counselling ministry provided by both him and Elizabeth to hundreds of delegates.
Dudley's unflagging enthusiasm, optimism and unrelenting drive for gospel-centered ministry has been a powerful encouragement to us all for a long time. We will miss him, as we are sure his family and close friends surely will. Our prayers are for them, that in their sorrow they will be comforted with the sure hope of being reunited with him in Glory - and of seeing their Lord and Saviour face to face.
Katoomba Christian Convention
It's already the end of July and before you know it it'll be the end of the year!
But before you let time slip through your fingers, we want to help you host your own women's event to encourage and challenge the women at your church or bible study group.
Last week we filmed Jenny Salt speaking on the book of Numbers specifically for this purpose. We are currently producing a DVD with 2 talks from Jenny Salt + 1 talk from the wkc archives:
Counting on God: God at work in the book of Numbers - 2 talks from Jenny Salt
The Power of the Message - 1 talk from Lesley Ramsay (wkc archive)
To make it easier for you to host this event, we will have a few materials available to download from next week:
Talk outlines & discussion questions
Powerpoint template for any announcements or visuals
Templates to print out nametags
Suggested program for the day
You can now pre-order your copy of the DVD and start planning for the day. The DVD will cost $19.80 (including postage within Australia). Please note that DVDs will be dispatched from 26th August 2014.
We are excited about making this DVD for you, and we hope you will be able to make good use of it!