I’ve delayed this post for a couple of days as I have wanted people at Ridge to have a chance to hear the news through the appropriate channels before reading about it here. After much prayer and wrestling, Heather and I have decided that it is time for us to return to KS to be closer to our families. I have requested a transfer to the Kansas East Conference and at the end of June we will be heading back there so I can begin serving an unknown church.
10 years ago this summer Heather and I left our homes in Kansas to go to college; I at Nebraska Wesleyan and she at the University of Indianapolis. We were not dating at the time, we were simply friends from the same youth group. We both intended to go away to college and ultimately to return to Kansas to live. So many wonderful and exciting things have happened in our lives since that summer of 1998 and we have been blessed richly and deeply by the time that we have spent in Indiana, specifically by our time at Ridge these last years.
We are excited to be moving closer to family, sad to be leaving the community of faith and people that we love so much, and anxious about how all of the transition will unfold for us and for Ridge. I have found myself over and over again in these last weeks being hopeful and optimistic about all of the possibilities that exist for us all in this time of change and I am thankful for the love of God that carries us through times such as these.