Deer Creek Church Succession Process 

On Sunday, March 20th our Senior Pastor Duane Cory announced his plan to retire in one year. This change is something that the staff and elders have been discussing for several years and have been intentionally working towards. You can see the phases of our process below.
At our congregational meeting on Sunday, September 11th the congregation voted 108 in favor and 4 against to make Daniel Nealon our next Senior Pastor.  Daniel will officially be installed in this role following Duane's retirement.

What's Next? 

We will celebrate Duane and Holly with a church wide retirement reception on Friday, December 2nd at Deer Creek Church.  Everyone is invited! You can find more details and register here: https://deercreekchurch.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/1423161

Then on December 4th we will celebrate the 35th anniversary of Deer Creek Church and Duane will preach his last sermon as our Senior Pastor.

Early next year we will install Daniel Nealon as the next Senior Pastor.

After a short break, Duane and Holly plan to return to Deer Creek and remain active as members. They will be helping with our church planting efforts in a volunteer capacity.