The following are resources that were sent to the Piedmont Triad Presbytery stated clerk. Although we recommend their consideration, they are not officially endorsed by our presbytery.

Pastoral Transition

When Your Long-Term Pastor Leaves Your Church
by Larry Gilpin, TE in Savannah River Presbytery

Larry Gilpin has begun consulting with congregations as they prepare for and go through pastoral transitions—especially those after a long-term pastor.  Through his DMin dissertation process, research for and writing his book, and his own personal study and transition experience, the Lord has equipped Larry to be a beneficial resource to pastors and congregations as they navigate these transitions.

Larry's desire is to assist churches in what can be a difficult season as they transition from one pastor to another. For more information, you may contact Larry at