“For everything there is a season, . . .” May you have a meaningful Advent season of expectation and a joyful celebration of Christ’s birth. This is our prayer for you.
Along with that expectation is a time of farewell. At the end of this month we say goodbye to Doug Kaufman, after eight years as conference pastor for leadership transitions. I have appreciated working with him over this time. Over the past months, Doug has helped me get oriented to the transitions work, for which I’m grateful.
As 2018 begins, the office will be even emptier. IMMC’s organizational capacity will diminish. This is both a description of reality, and a statement of disappointment. Fewer things will get done and those that get done may take longer. Be patient with us as we make this adjustment, and also be persistent if something gets dropped.
It is our intent to facilitate connections across conference and to prayerfully support the work done by our community of congregations. Missional Leadership Team and the other conference leadership teams continue their work. We still expect to live into the vision adopted last summer.
Dan will be on vacation December 23 through January 1. The office will also be closed for those dates. He will not be responding to email during that time.