Leveled seminar graduate David Swenson gently tries to coach his screw-up former classmate Casey Hart when a small town parish which engaged her as short-term interim loses its sick pastor, so she’s now on trial basis as ‘senior minister’. The parish council has its doubts about her, especially elderly traditionalist pillar-biter Olivia Thompkins, who demands her dismissal when income drops due to theft and lesser donations. Instead of declaring her love for wonderful mentor David, she fakes a local relationship, driving him to start an affair with her best friend Cali, who finds out, so both feel betrayed. Still, David helped trap the thief, enabling surprising ways out for various parties, as by God’s mysterious ways.
User Reviews: Young Reverend Casey Hart (Samaire Armstrong) is promoted to senior minister… temporarily while the committee searches for a permanent replacement. She is seen as little more than a nice helper. She finds herself falling for her long-time mentor David Swenson (Brendan Penny). Donations are down or it could be theft. Traditionalist Olivia Thompkins is pushing to get rid of her. Casey considers leaving the church.
This would be more compelling if it eliminates the sexy romance. It should concentrate more about her faith. The girlie romantic struggle is too lightweight. Also I don’t know much about the dating policy within the church. The general tenure leaves the movie as too lightweight. I like Armstrong but at times, she dresses like she’s still on the OC. It makes it hard when the movie tries to be serious.