Corban’s presidential search firm, RPA Inc. has been hard at work on behalf of the Corban Search Committee. The official application period ended last Friday (though we will accept applications until the search is completed) and we are ready to begin the process of evaluating the resumes we have received. RPA has sorted the over 40 applications into three tiers and we will be focusing our attention on the 11 Tier 1 and 10 Tier 2 candidates.  

Lord willing, this is the timeline for this next part of the process:

January 6-16: Search Committee evaluates the resumes received 
January 17: Search Committee meets to select top six candidates  
January 19: Search Committee meets with our consultant to review top six candidates and receive his input and feedback 

February 10-11: Search Committee conducts interviews with top six candidates and selects the top two candidates from that group. 
February 21-22: The two finalists visit Corban University (Within a few days of these visits the Search Committee will select a candidate to present to the Corban board). 

March 6: The candidate will meet with the full Corban Board of Trustees followed by a vote of the Board.  

This is the schedule as we see it now, but as Proverbs 16:9 reminds us, “We make our plans, but the LORD determines our steps.” We hold this schedule with open hands and trust God’s guidance.  

We share all these dates with you not only to keep you apprised of the search process but also to seek your prayers.  Please pray the hearts and minds of the Search Committee will be open to God’s leading and we will be able to set aside thoughts and opinions that are not from God.  

  • Pray for robust discussion and debate, but unity as we make decisions.  
  • Pray for God’s work and call in the heart of the one He is bringing to serve Corban in this season.  
  • Thank you for your ongoing interest in and support of Corban and thank you for your prayers as we go through this process.  

Valerie Webb 
Search Committee Chair  
For more information, please visit Corban’s Presidential Search page