This past week at Mars Hill Church Downtown Seattle, our Lead Pastor Tim Gaydos unexpectedly resigned. The immediate reaction of course is to look for scandal as our leaders well know. I’m fully expecting this from the usual Mars Hill internet trolls. Unfortunately for them there’s nothing sinful or scandalous to uncover. Pastor Gaydos is simply being called to something else, which I suspect will involve a great deal of preaching and teaching, two things with which he is richly blessed. The only people who knew about his impending resignation were Pastor Gaydos and his wife. Even our Executive Elders, Pastors Mark, David and Sutton, were all surprised, which was plainly visible on their faces at our member’s meeting on March 11th.
... Pastor Beltz announced his resignation at the same meeting. Following a recent trip to an Acts 29 church plant in Louisville, KY, Beltz witnessed a great need for an Executive Pastor there. The elders of that church have asked him to come serve in that capacity and after much prayer Beltz accepted. This occurred over the previous two or three weeks.
Sojourn, eh? A church that's part of a network that pulled out of Acts 29 a bit more than year ago.
Say ... isn't that where Brad House ended up? So it would seem.
Pastor of Community
There are already four listed executive elders at the church so it wouldn't seem they need numbers but Beltz was part of the 2007 re-org in Mars Hill as a consultant and has a lot of experience in the non-profit sector. So Beltz is no longer on the following roster.
There's no indication just yet Beltz has settled into Sojourn Community Church, or whether or not the author at the wordpress blog linked to at the top of the post has vetted facts accurately at all points or whether the author was speculating. In lieu of documentation, this is probably the most that can be assembled for the moment.
If you Google Tim Beltz and Mars Hill Church you'll see a link that refers to this as the initial result of the search:
But what it actually leads to (for now .... ) if you follow the link is:
Go to the actual link for http://marshill.com/pastors/ and see if you can still find Tim Beltz.