EDITOR'S NOTE: The following letter was sent to the Church by the Sea on Feb. 15.
Many of you were able to attend a meeting we had after church this past Sunday. I wanted to write you all this week to follow up with more detail, and also to inform those of you who were not able to attend about some important news.
Most of you are aware that Margy and I are from the Midwest, and that our families still live in the Chicago and northern Indiana areas. When we go back to Chicago, we attend a church in Lake Forest (a half hour north of the city) called Christ Church. Recently, Margy and I have been feeling the distance from our families, particularly since her father was moved into a care facility this past summer. (He is in the later stages of Parkinson's.) And I have been sensing a potential shift in my calling and assignment. In the midst of all of this, I found out that the worship pastor at Christ Church, an acquaintance of mine, had left and I called to inquire about his situation. They asked if I would be interested in exploring the possibility of a fit, and from there, a dialogue began.