To my sisters and brothers in Christ,
As I reflect back over my life, it is apparent that God has a plan for my life and has called me on several occasions to step into this plan. What I have learned is that every time I follow God’s calling into something new, my life has been enhanced and blessed. Even when I’m not sure about what this new calling will bring me, I still walk through the door God has open to me – knowing that God is with me and goes before me. Over the last year and half, I have heard God’s call. In response, I have decided to retire June 30, 2017 at the end of my six year term as a superintendent, and relocate to Georgia.
It has been a pleasure to be the District Superintendent of the Capital District for the past six years, and together we have made great progress toward congregational vitality and making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. I thank God for the opportunity to serve as your district superintendent and work with such faithful pastors and laity. The spirit and faithfulness of the district and my joy in serving you has made it difficult for me not to continue as a superintendent, even as Bishop Schol invited me to continue beyond my six year term. At this time in my life I feel called to pursue renewed relationships with my family and new opportunities in Georgia.
I solicit your prayers for my mom and me as we prepare to pack up and say goodbye to great friends and colleagues. Also, be in prayer for the bishop and cabinet as they prepare to identify the next district superintendent for this wonderful district.