Search Firm

Mariners Church has engaged Vanderbloemen Search Group to help us in the search process for our next Senior Pastor. Below is information on who they are and why they are a great fit for Mariners.

Vanderbloemen Search Group is a pastor search firm that helps churches and faith-based organizations build great teams and find their key staff members. They have served over 1000 churches since its founding eight years ago. Providing guidance to churches looking for a new Senior Pastor is an area of particular expertise for Vanderbloemen. Succession planning and helping churches transition following a long time pastorate is a special passion for William Vanderbloemen, founder of the company. William Vanderbloemen has combined over 15 years of ministry experience as a Senior Pastor with the best practices of executive search to provide churches with a unique offering: a deep understanding of local church work with the very best knowledge and practices of professional executive search.

Prior to founding Vanderbloemen Search Group, William studied executive search under a mentor with over 25 years of executive search experience. His learning taught him the very best corporate practices, including the search strategies used by the internationally known firm Russell Reynolds. William also has experience as a Manager in Human Resources in a Fortune 200 company, where he focused on integration of corporate culture and succession planning. All of these experiences have come together with his pastoral work to form a unique gift for helping churches and ministries connect with the right key people.