Today, November 12, is my first day back in the office. I spent the weekend at Pastoral Leadership Team Weekend at Amigo Centre, and that was a great way to begin.
Having just returned from sabbatical, I want to say, “Thank you!” to the congregations and leadership groups of Indiana-Michigan Mennonite Conference for this great gift. I am grateful. A special thanks for Timothy Burkholder, who served as Interim Conference Pastor and to conference staff who picked up extra responsibilities in my absence.
As I resume work in the conference office, I hope to incorporate insights and experiences from sabbatical so they enrich our life together as a network of congregations joyfully following Jesus and cultivating a missional imagination.
I will be posting additional sabbatical information and insights over the next couple of days.