October 06, 2018
Dear Resurrection Family,
From Amy Patton (Executive Pastor of Staff):
I want to let you know about some next steps for our children’s ministry here at Resurrection. This summer, Carole Seid will be moving out of state in order to be closer to family, and will therefore step down from her role as Children’s Pastor at Resurrection.
We have been so blessed by Carole’s ministry as our Children’s Pastor. We are especially grateful for how she brought greater pastoral focus to children with special needs and their families, and built up our family discipleship. Her passion for children is profound, and she has truly shepherded and loved our children with the heart of Jesus.
I wanted to give Carole the opportunity to share a little bit more with you about her decision.
From Carole Seid (Children’s Pastor):
As many of you know, I am very close with my son, JJ, his wife, Kristen, and my four precious grandchildren, who live in Oklahoma. After several months of intentional discernment, prayer, and really seeking the Lord, I have decided to move to Oklahoma to more deeply invest in their lives.
This was not an easy decision to make! I will greatly miss serving as your Children's Pastor. It has been amazing to watch the Lord work in so many of your children’s lives during my time on staff. I am also indebted to our incredible team of volunteers, who faithfully lead our children into the presence of the Lord and show them the love of Jesus, week in and week out.
Although I am moving away from Resurrection, I will continue to remain connected to this beloved community. I look forward to visiting all of you regularly, especially to worship during Holy Week!
Finally, I want to thank you for the privilege and honor it has been to serve all of you. I will be carrying you in my heart and prayers, even as I move.
We are grateful that Carole has given us ample time to plan for her departure, and to hire a new Children’s Pastor. Here are a few details about the timeline of Carole’s transition:
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Thank you for your continued prayers and partnership.
June 12, 2018
I'm excited to announce that this fall, Resurrection will begin a ministry residency program designed to equip young leaders for vocational ministry.
A resident is a full-time, 1-year position on Resurrection staff that combines a pastoral focus with administration and team leadership. Areas of pastoral focus could include service teams leadership, adult formation, youth, children, mission, or worship ministries.
In addition to ministry responsibilities, residents will be discipled by a senior pastoral staff member and receive extensive Bible, theology, and leadership training. Bishop Stewart, Canon Stephen Gauthier, and other leaders will also lead regular training sessions that residents will be invited to attend alongside other trainees from throughout the diocese.
This is an ideal program for recent college graduates or young professionals seeking to transition into vocational ministry. Multiple positions are available. Each position will include a fundraising component.
For more information or to apply, contact Personnel Director Whitney Burns at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications are due July 22.