What to do after you make contact with a candidate
The best way to deal with a pastoral candidate is with being direct and having an abundance of information both from him, and given back to him. That means you need to supply the candidate with a lot of information about your church. Here a church history, recent events, and lots of photos help the pastor to know who you are. If you feel you do not want to “print up” so much information, open a page on some website with photos like flicker (free), and upload church photos of the people, the buildings, outings, etc.
It is good to have good candidates come to visit the church and talk with people. Probably the two best elements that pastoral candidates like is dealing with real people, and being in the information loop.