After an extensive, nation-wide search and the narrowing of an incredible candidate pool to a few world-class candidates, it is with gratitude and anticipation that we announce and introduce Dave Kludt as Open Door's incoming Pastor of Community Formation. As our time with Dave and Krissy (& Everett too!) unfolded, we were stunned at how perfectly he and they fit into the life, culture, and philosophy of The Open Door Community. What's more, the experience that he's gained while a part of Kairos Hollywood has uniquely augmented his giftedness with the kind of experiences necessary to help us faithfully live out the adventure that Jesus is inviting us into.
What we heard from Dave's references only confirmed what we discerned to be true of him: he is a humble leader with a pastor’s heart who lives submitted to Jesus, in love with his family, committed to the cultivation of others, and invested in place. Words like stable, creative, administrative, loyal, genuine, thoughtful, equip-er, mobilizer, worshipper, teacher, pastor, & care-giver emerged as descriptive of his heart, character, capacity, and core competency as a leader.
Please join us in praying over the Kludt's transition from Kairos in LA to Open Door in the East Bay. Pray, too, over Open Door as we prepare for them to join our family and as we seek to faithfully live out the vision that God has given us. We long to see heaven & earth woven together again in the East Bay & beyond as we equip and mobilize communities of Jesus followers into God's reconciling mission.
Dave, Krissy, and Everett will be officially joining us in the end of July. Mark your calendars for August 3rd as this will be their first gathering with us.
Thanks be to God.