Senior Pastor Search Team

Senior Pastor Search Team Timeline


Karen Amundson - leads our Watchmen Prayer Ministry, is active in the worship ministry, and women’s Bible study.
The Amundsons have been members of HGBC for 21 years.

Duane Bechtold - is active in the worship ministry, deacon council, and is a charter member of Hunters Glen for 39 years. 
Duane also serves with Texas Baptist Men and has a strong heart for missions.

Caci McClure - is active in women’s Bible study and has two school-age children.
Caci assists with her LIFE Group and was a key leader in VBS. 
Caci has attended Hunters Glen for nearly 10 years and the McClures have been members for 5 years.

Dale McGilvray - is active in the women’s ministry, leads a neighborhood women’s Bible study, and is very missions focused. 
The McGilvrays have been members of Hunters Glen since 1987, over 34 years.

Sadhona Pulukuri - serves as both a greeter and at our Welcome Center. Sadhona also has two teens in the youth ministry.
Sadhona and her family have been members of Hunters Glen for 5 years.

Aaron Sword - is active in the worship ministry, grew up in a ministry-based home, and has two children in preschool.
Aaron has attended Hunters Glen for many years and has been a member for 2 years.

Joe Upton, Team Lead - is active in the worship ministry, the Ordinances Team, and has a small child in the preschool ministry.
The Uptons have been members of Hunters Glen for 4 years.

Search team Updates

October 2021

It can’t be said enough how thankful the Senior Pastor Search Team is for your commitment to Hunters Glen and your desire to contribute when called upon. We asked for your input into the search process and you faithfully responded. Thank you, Church! 


It is important to hear from you, the Church body, as to how the Lord is speaking to you. It is also important to hear how the Lord is speaking through you to us, the search team.  The feedback you provided, especially regarding pastoral qualities God desires for our next Pastor, has confirmed that what the search team is hearing is the same as what God’s placed on your heart. 


God is leading us to a Pastor, a Shepherd, who loves, leads, feeds, and cares for his flock. The Pastor must preach and defend the Bible without compromise. He must be a strong leader with the ability to manage people and resources.  He must have a focus on evangelism and missions with a passion to share the Gospel with the lost both internationally and in our local community. Also important is that he must be a man of prayer. Prayer must not only be important in his personal and familial life, but he must have a heart to bring the Church to the throne of God in corporate prayer. 


The search team wants to share your feedback through a word cloud, a visual representation, of the main points the man God is guiding to Hunters Glen. 


Thank you Father for your presence in our life that leads us to our next Pastor. Our true help comes from you, our Creator God, who guards and guides us along this journey.  

September 2021

The Senior Pastor Search Team (SPST) has spent a great deal of time in prayer. We started laying the foundation for our search rooted in prayer and the building of relationships through personal testimonies.  

 From a process standpoint, appropriate access and training was provided so that the SPST can effectively communicate through shared documents and email. Time was spent praying over and discussing how best to communicate with Pastor applicants. Initial replies to all applicants have been completed. Any future resumes that we receive will receive the same communication. 

 The HGBC website was updated to include updates regarding the Sr Pastor search. 

A general timeline was created and will be updated on a regular basis throughout the search. A FAQ document of basic questions was created along with corresponding answers. The SPST understands that not everyone can attend HGBC business meetings. Therefore, regular updates regarding the search will be provided on the HGBC Sr Pastor website. To see the SPST updates, scroll down on the main page of and click on “Senior Pastor Search Team.  

 The SPST has spent a great deal of time praying and creating a church-wide survey. Proverbs 15:22 states, “Plans fail for a lack of counsel, but with many advisors they succeed.”  We would be remiss if we did not obtain feedback from you, the church body.  

 Thank you for your response to the survey. The SPST is overwhelmed and encouraged by your response. The SPST is currently reviewing all survey responses. The team will create a Pastor profile based on the Pastor qualifications documented in the HGBC bylaws, the Sr Pastor Job Description, and the Sr Pastor qualities the Lord is revealing through the Church. 

 Please continue to pray for the SPST to have endurance, patience, and discernment of God’s will (Col 1:9-12).  Please pray for the Pastor that God is sending to HGBC and for his family.  Please pray for the church where he will be saying goodbye. 

August 2021

The Senior Pastor Search Team has been formed and has started meeting.  

The process of preparing the Senior Pastor Search Team to begin accepting and evaluating Senior Pastor resumes is a long process.

Please join us in praying for the Senior Pastor Search Team as they work through each step of the process

and diligently follow God’s leading to the man who will be our next Senior Pastor.

All Resumes may be sent to .