Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Moving To Wooster, OH!


That is probably the key word for our family over the past 4 years.  Each year it seems that something happens that makes a major shift in what we are doing and where we are headed.  SO…after a GREAT DEAL of prayer (and a trip to my favorite prayer walking spot along the St. Joe River)…we have decided to accept a position as the Director of High School Ministries at Wooster Grace in Wooster, Ohio.  (WHAT?!?!  A Buckeye again?!?!  Crazy!)  SOOOOOOOO excited about the opportunity to team up with Grace to share Jesus' love in Wayne County!

The emotions inside of each of us are ALL OVER THE PLACE!  I look forward to seeing what God is going to do!! QUITE excited about the next 15 years of our lives!!  We are also quite sad to leave SB…We LOVE this city…Kelsey has lived here since 7th grade...We have been here for over 15 years...our kids were all born here...we have family and friends in the area that we will miss so much...our family at Living Stones Church...the staff and the youth group...I don't take lightly that I have been blessed to work for 2 churches with staffs that LOVE Jesus and each other!  I feel grateful for the opportunity to have served God in this place...SO grateful!!

We GREATLY appreciate your prayers in the coming weeks…there is quite a bit to do...we need to sell our house and buy a house in Wooster!  God has already been putting pieces of the puzzle together to make this move happen, which is good!!

To all of our friends in SB…WE LOVE YOU!!  And will sure miss you SO MUCH…and to our new friends that we will meet in Wooster…we are SO looking forward to coming out there and reaching Wayne County for Jesus Christ!!!!


Jenn said...

We are truly blessed to have been able to call your family 'friend'. We are all going to miss you all. T-Street will never be the same. Keep in touch and may our paths cross again!

Phil Shook II said...

AAAAAAAAAA HAAAAAAAAA! Brother from ANOTHER MOTHER ! that is about the best new NEWS I've heard allllll Damn YEAR ! Sorry you have to leave that part of your heart and life behind- But BIG Shook will be right behind YOU when EVER you need!

Mindi Jentes said...

Woa! That is great news to hear that you'll be returning to your Buckeye roots... not that you were ever NOT a Buckeye! We'll be praying for you and your family as you prepare mentally, physically, and emotionally for the many transitions you'll be making in the coming months. At least now, we'll get to see you (or have a better chance of seeing you) during our return visits to Buckeye Nation!!! Say hi to Kels for us! Love and miss you guys! ~Mindi

sonya said...

Saying a prayer for you guys as you plan & prepare!
So happy that God is leading you clearly.
Enjoy these days of leaving one season of life & entering a new one.
Sonya & Dave :)

Todd Langenek said...

This had to be a very difficult decision for your family. We are glad that God has led you back to Ohio and fairly close to home.
Good luck and hope to see you around some time.
If you need help with anything, just let me know.

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