Ashlee and I have lots of life transition going on right now. I haven't shared everything widely here on my blog, and won't share everything just yet.
However, I will share this now. This past Wednesday was my last day on staff at church - I put in my resignation a few weeks ago. It seems like such a huge change for us, but I have really felt like this is what we need to do. The hardest part was telling our Student Pastor that I was leaving!
I have really enjoyed and appreciated my time on staff there, and we are definitely leaving on good terms. Ashlee and I are still going to be part of our church. Tomorrow I'll be going to Sunday School with my wife! We are looking forward to that opportunity.
So what am I doing, you ask? I will continue in seminary; this semester I have a great church planting class with Dr. J.D. Payne. I am also increasing hours working as an IT consultant/software developer. This is something I have been doing part-time (in addition to my part-time ministry position and part-time seminary) for the past several months. I am increasing my hours with this.
As part of this change I will be working at home most of the time, and therefore I need to learn how to be my own boss and run my own business in a sense. Sometimes I think I already need a part-timesecretary, and it can't be Ashlee because she is covered up with teaching, graduate school, and other things. Instead I need to learn to manage better on my own.
This is an exciting time for us -- I'll share more in the future, more life updates, and more about how Ashlee and I will be involved in the ministry of our church.