I am thankful for the time we have had together

To My Family of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

There are so many that I am thankful for at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church of Washington, IN and am saddened by the many goodbyes that I am having to say. The decision to move on to another congregation was not easy, but it has truly been affirmed as has the good work that God called me to do in the community of Washington, IN. I have enjoyed working with so many that I could not name and my prayers are with the congregation that she follow a path that will help her grow.

There were many things that I had hoped to see happen in my time as your pastor and there are other things that I am very proud of doing over my time as I watched people grow in their faith. I still believe that there are things that God can do with Good Shepherd and I pray that those who love and call her home will invest in doing those things. I just have been affirmed that the next steps were not mine to take.

It is always hard to come to the point that you realize that the time is up, but it is important to be faithful. There are those that may not see the full vision or understand the calling that God has placed upon you, but please be faithful and listen to the calling of our Lord seeking to fulfill all that God has prepared for you. Remember that I love you, but Jesus loves you even more!