As I prepare to leave Trinity for the next chapter in the journey the Lord has set before me, I want to take a moment to express my gratitude to the Trinity church family. Your warm welcome, and your supportive spirit made my time here a happy one. The clergy, lay leaders and staff of Trinity Church have been a joy to work with, and it is with a degree of sadness that I will be leaving you. I am convinced many of you have angel wings hidden in your closets at home. I am excited about the energy and enthusiasm surrounding the direction of the church, and I believe the Vestry is engaged in some very fruitful discussions about the future. I am grateful for having had the opportunity to be a part of it.
As you know, I have discerned a call to ordained ministry, and will begin my studies at Wesley Theological Seminary in the fall as I prepare for ordination as a Deacon in the United Methodist Church. In the Methodist Church, the Deacon acts as a bridge between the church and the world, and my focus will be missionary work and ministry with the poor. I will also be working in a local Methodist church as the mission ministries coordinator.
I have found it a privilege to share in ministry with you, albeit for a much shorter time than any of us had anticipated. It is with sorrow and a grateful heart that I say goodbye.