In this church, I have experienced joy, hope, sincere welcome, and a deep desire to be a place where children, youth, elders, and those in between can grow in faith. I have seen in the church an earnest desire to make a difference in the world by being a place of safe harbor for all people, a place of learning and spiritual growth, and a place where people are striving to be the hands and feet of Christ in the world.
For me, the most important part of being a pastor is being present with people. Whether people are encountering challenges, griefs, or great joys, a significant piece of my calling is to walk alongside, offering encouragement and the reminder that God also accompanies us in our struggles and our joys.
While I am still new to Norwood, I have had a great experience so far in the church. I feel blessed to have been called to the area.