R.C. Sproul Jr. wrote an essay on the ten questions you should ask before "calling" a man to be pastor: 10 Important Things To Ask a Potential Pastor. They include questions on what a man has done for the unborn, what books he has read, his view on the meaning and purpose of the Sunday morning meeting and who his heroes are. They are variations of similar questions you would ask any potential employee, albeit with a decidedly religious flavor.
Here is the problem with this whole exercise. We are never called to follow men based on the answers they give to a search committee during an interview. We are to follow men who live lives worthy of emulation.
Remember your leaders, those who spoke to you the word of God. Consider the outcome of their way of life, and imitate their faith. (Heb 13:7)
I am not sure how we can do that outside of knowing a man for a number of years, to see how he lives his life, how he cares for his wife and his family. How can you imitate the faith of a man you barely know? There are many qualities we should see in a man recognized as an elder (Titus 1: 5-9; 1 Timothy 3: 1-7). None of them have much to do with who his heroes are or the last five books he has read and none of them can be gleaned through his answers to ten questions or ten thousand questions.
There is simply no way to know who a man really is based on listening to a couple of prepared sermons and going through a couple of interviews. That is why elders should be called from among the men of the church, not hired in from outside of the local body based on extra-Biblical qualifications. If the Bible portrayed pastors as employees to be hired (and fired), these questions from R.C. Sproul Jr. might make some sense. When examined in light of the Scriptures, they make no sense at all.