This page is designed to provide information about progress on the search for an Interim Pastor. A Transition Team was elected by the Session to search for, select, and propose to Session and Presbytery an Interim Pastor for Blacksburg Presbyterian Church. The search requires patience from all concerned, but typically requires several months to complete. Presbytery training for the Transition Team, and required paperwork about the church and the church needs precede the actual search process. The Transition Team will work as quickly and efficiently as possible. Please check this page for updates and please pray for us and our process.


The Transition Team is Dave Hayes (chair), Martha Dillard, Peggy Kincaid, Chris Lawrence and Heather Polikoff.


November 14th, 2018
The Transition Team met and began work on the Ministry Information Form, which describes BPC and used to seek candidates on the “Church Leadership Connection” matching system.


November 4th, 2018
The Transition Team met and elected Dave Hayes as the chair.


October 21st, 2018
A called Session meeting occurred before church. The ad-hoc committee presented the transition team for consideration and the Session elected the team that was presented.


October 14th, 2018
During the Session meeting an ad-hoc committee was created for the purpose of forming the transition team, co-chaired by Peggy Kincaid and Heather Polikoff.


September 16th, 2018
Rev. Catherine Taylor Announced Her Retirement