Life Update and Transition

As many of you may know, my family recently made a big life transition! After seven years of living and serving in St. Louis, I accepted a new pastoral call at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and we moved to town the first week of August. The last time we moved we only had one child. This time we moved with four children, which we can both attest to being quite overwhelming! We were also leaving many whom we love and a community in which we had invested deeply. So this move was both physically and emotionally taxing.

However, while we grieve these losses and changes in the transition, we are overjoyed to follow God’s call to serve at Trinity and in Tuscaloosa, which also provides us the opportunity to live much closer to our extended families. In His kindness, God made this call clear to us over several months of exploration, prayer, and deliberation. We give thanks for the Spirit’s clarity and confirmation through the aligning of many things providentially for us on both the family and professional sides of things. And now, coming up on a month living in Tuscaloosa, we are increasingly moving toward a more settled place as a family. We have been welcomed and cared for in innumerable ways. We are thankful!

But, because of all of these changes going on in our lives, I haven’t had much time or energy to write. You may notice that I haven’t posted on my site since April! But now having settled some, I am hoping to write more and post more frequently. After all this time navigating change I know there are some things worth writing and sharing about!

That being said, there are a few things I hope to write and share here in the coming months including poems and posts related to life transitions, Biblical reflections, and more. Additionally, I’ll be writing an article for Rooted Ministry as a preview of my workshop that I’ll present at their national conference in October entitled: “Teaching Justification to Students.” And, who knows, there may be more opportunities to write for them and others as the rest of the year unfolds. No matter what that looks like, I look forward to sharing it with you here.

Grace and peace to you!

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