A Sabbatical Summary

Today, after 12 weeks of rest, renewal and learning, I return to the office. I loved these 12 weeks. They were a wonderful opportunity and a gift. At the same time, I’m glad to be back to Trinity. I’ve missed the people and the work. I wrote a summary of my sabbatical experience for the … More A Sabbatical Summary

The View from the Balcony

Dear friends, On May 23, I will begin a 12-week sabbatical.  The focus of my sabbatical time away will be renewal, and study. Sabbaticals are a common practice in the world of higher education and in ministry.  In fact, the Southeastern Minnesota Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, highly recommends sabbaticals for its rostered leaders … More The View from the Balcony

New Year = New Mission

At its regular December meeting, Trinity’s congregational council voted to recommend to the congregation a draft of a new mission statement.  The congregation will vote on this new statement at our annual congregational meeting, on Sunday, February 4.  The meeting will begin immediately following lunch together. The draft of the new statement is: Eighteen months … More New Year = New Mission