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Candidating Weekend

Red Cedar's Search Team has been working hard in the process of seeking who God has been preparing to be the next Lead Pastor of Red Cedar Church. After months of work and due diligence, the Search Team has made a unanimous recommendation to the Board of Elders for the candidate that they have discerned God is calling to Red Cedar. The Elders have gotten the opportunity to meet and interview the candidate and his family and they have now unanimously recommended him to the church! Wes Duff and his wife Kelly, along with their two boys, visited Red Cedar, spending time meeting with the Search Team, the Elders and the staff. They got to check out the area and attended services in Rice Lake and in Ladysmith. It is clear to them and to us that God is laying it on their hearts to serve this church and this community. Here is a schedule for the weekend including some opportunities to learn more about Wes before the Congregational Vote on the evening of Sun, Aug 8th.
FRI // 6PM 

At 6PM, we will enjoy ice cream sundaes while getting the opportunity to visit with Wes and his family. At 6:45PM we will gather in the Worship Center for a time of Q&A with Wes. The Q&A will be streamed live at

SAT // 6:30PM SUN // 9 & 11AM 

Pastor Wes Duff will be preaching at each of our regular weekend services at the Rice Lake Campus. 

SUN // 6PM 

Before entering the Worship Center, ballots will be given based on Membership status. The congregation will vote to affirm the Elders’ recommended affirmation percentage. There will be an allotted time for additional Q&A followed by the casting of ballots to affirm Wes’ call to serve as Red Cedar’s next Lead Pastor. The ballots from Rice Lake, Ladysmith, and the online viewers will be counted and the results announced within the hour.

This meeting will also be streamed live at

For Wes' resume and a link to additional preaching videos, email Voting results will be emailed and posted on social media the week of Aug 8th.


Red Cedar Church – Rice Lake Campus
1701 W. Allen St Rice Lake, WI 54868


August 6-8