1. Share a moment/ time of real encouragement in your journey of faith
The first time I stepped into a pulpit that was "mine," at Harris Chapel, it felt like home...And as I've solicited recommendation letters for a D.Min. program, people keep saying wonderful, encouraging things.
2. Do you have a current vision / dream for your work/ family/ministry?
Yeah, but it's still taking shape. Once upon a time it was to come up with an ecumenical catechism (waiting for the movement to catch up). Now it has more to do with affirming our UM heritage and theology as a way of ministry in contemporary/postmodern/insert-buzzword-here culture.
3.Money is no object and so you will.....
Meet Christ by fulfilling the calling of Matthew 25: feeding the hungry, providing water for the thirsty, comfort for the sick and imprisoned...
4. How do you see your way through the disappointments? What keeps you going?
Some wonderful folks who see in me what I can't but God does, and remind me from time to time...and the sure and certain knowledge that I am what I am called to be now, and am growing into who I am called to be in the future.
5. How important are your roots?
Very, but as a Gen-Xer, I make my own. I only know my family back through my grandparents, who are mostly gone. But I have great friends-become-family who help keep me grounded and also help me grow.
6. Bonus= what would you like to add ?
Keep my father and stepmother (Mike and Bobbi) in your prayers, please. She's very ill and not expected to live very much longer. She's very ill, and it's hard to watch. We are praying right now for peace and mercy and an end to the misery of her illness.