On July 22, 2009, I joined the staff of First Christian Church. At that time I did not dream that the time would ever come for me to announce my retirement. But I do feel that the time has now come in my personal life to do just that. It is bittersweet; I will be walking away from a place I feel I have helped build, staff, equip and lead. And my gut is telling me that this is going to be exponentially harder than I ever imagined.
It has been a true blessing to serve such an amazing congregation over the past eight years. My time here has been full of love, learning and growth. I will treasure each memory and continue to pray for the health and well-being of each pastor, staff, ministry and congregational member.
Please pray for the personnel ministry and administrative board as they determine the needs of the church in finding my replacement.
I will look forward to remaining an active member and elder of our beloved congregation. Thank you, again, for all of your love and support during this time.