With the end of my interim ministry in the Rockies, Deb and I are moving again, this time to Kentucky, and we’re planning to stay a while.
From the Mountains of Colorado
In October of 2014, Deb and I moved from Edmond, Oklahoma, to Denver, Colorado. I had been called to serve as the interim regional minister for the Central Rocky Mountain Region of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). (My tribe of Christians, the Disciples of Christ, rolls the functions of a bishop and a superintendent into one person and calls that person a regional minister.)
Over the last two-and-a-half years, I’ve had the privilege of serving 48 congregations and 175 clergy over a five-state area. I’ve also made some wonderful musical friends. It’s been just long enough to fall in love with folks. That makes it difficult to leave, but my ministry here will close at the end of March.
To the Bluegrass Hills of Kentucky
And so Deb and I are making the move–Deb is already there–to my home state of Kentucky. Our new home is in Versailles, close to Lexington. I’ll be working with a company that produces database software for churches and non-profits. My work there will continue to support the ministry of congregations and judicatories.
The change in my work will allow me to do most of my preaching with a guitar in my hands. I’ll be able to reconnect with family and rekindle some old friendships. We will be closer to friends from our time in Indiana, and I’m looking forward to lots of new opportunities for making music.
On the Summit
So from the Colorado mountains to Kentucky’s bluegrass hills, we’re on the move again. This time, we’re planning to stay a while.