It has been a great privilege to serve as your Transition Pastor for the past year. I have enjoyed my sojourn with you, and have learned much. I appreciate your fondness for the liturgy and your addiction to donut holes. I celebrate the way you embrace your Welcome Statement and the dedication of committees that lead in the areas of Worship and Prayer, Learning, and Serving. I rejoice that you have worked through the call process so quickly and so thoroughly. I believe you have made an excellent choice.
Several of you have asked what is next for me. First, there will be two months of packing, moving and unpacking. After living in two downtown condos for a year, Mary Kay have bought a house in northwest Lincoln which will give us more space and locate her just a bit closer to her church in Seward. Beyond that, I hope to have time for reading and advocacy, and will likely help another congregation along the way.
Thank you for your many expressions of appreciation. Thank you for letting me walk with you along this journey. Thank you for friendship and support. I pray many blessings for you!