As we begin this new journey together, I want to extend a warm invitation to all of you to join me in setting the pace for this period of time, and to work with me on this path of spiritual renewal and growth, in a spirit of openness, compassion, and curiosity. Let us work to discern what is truly important, to set meaningful goals, and to make plans that will lead us towards that bright and hopeful future that is already in your bellies. Let us be willing to explore new ideas, to challenge ourselves, and to support one another as we grow and change.
As your Interim Priest, I am here to work with you, providing guidance and support as is necessary on this journey. My encouragement is that each of you take an active role in shaping the future of this faith community. And as we do this, let us also prepare ourselves for the arrival of a new priest.
Above all that, I am here to listen to you, to learn from you, and to grow with you. I am here to support you in your spiritual journey, to hear what matters to you most, to walk with you and your love-ones in challenging times that might come upon you. I am here to celebrate with you as you experience all the beautiful things of life. And, I am here to help you and to find deeper meaning in the Word and Sacrament, and to help you find the peace, hope, and love that can only be found through a deeper connection with God.