Over the past season I have been in a lengthy discerning process where I have been listening to God in regards to my future. God has spoken and moved in my heart during this time, and after 13 years of being a part of the PRC staff in many different roles and capacities I will be leaving my position at The Ridge and assuming a new role as Sr. Director of Programs at Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity.
This announcement is one that is packed full of mixed feelings and emotions me. Being a part of the church staff has been much more than a job for me. It is has been a rare gift that the lines of work, friendship, spiritual growth, emotional support, healing, challenge, fun & service (just to name a few) have mysteriously blurred all together into one beautiful experience called a job. For these reason and many more I will miss and in many ways greave leaving the roles that I am currently in.
As my family and I navigate this change we are reminded of 2 very important and exciting things. 1) Leaving the church staff does not mean we are leaving the church. We are excited to continue to grow together with this church community and we look forward to finding ourselves in some new places of growth and service. 2) I am thrilled to take my experiences and learning’s from this place and bring them to the mission of Habitat for Humanity. The work that Habitat is doing in the Metro is important work, and I am excited to share the love of Jesus and serve in this new adventure.
I fully acknowledge that change can be hard, but I have all the confidence in the world in the staff team that is in place here. The leadership of the church is in good hands. I am trusting in the good work that God has in store for us all. So even though this is not the last you will hear from me or see me, I wanted to say thank you- for making my time as a staff member of the church so meaningful. I look forward to the seasons ahead as we follow the work of the Spirit together. Thank you for allowing me to lead and work at The Ridge for the past 13 years. It is a gift I will treasure for life.