Colors of Change
We are resigning as the Children's Pastor of Gateway Fellowship in Poulsbo. After five wonderful years of ministry we have sensed a call for change. Our hearts began to stir in January and we felt God preparing us for something different. We had no idea what this thing was or what it was going to look like. We only knew that God was behind it and that we must get on board. Since then we have experienced the many colors of change: sadness, frustration and joy.
We are sad to leave this church family. The staff at Gateway Fellowship are amazing and we have been blessed with special friends like Chad and Cynthia Rose. Pastor Tom is an excellent pastor and I am sincerely disapointed to step out from under His leadership. The rest of the staff have been excellent partners in ministry and personal friends.
We are frustrated to leave behind a place that has become our home. These past years have been the best of our married life. We have matured in ministry, graduated from Nursing School, welcomed Adele' into our family and fallen in love with this church. It is hard to change what took so many years to build.
We are joyful because we know that God has directed our steps. We will be welcomed into a new ministry at Evergreen Christian Community in Olympia and are excited to work with Pastor Jim Ladd and his team. God has confirmed that we are moving in the right direction, no matter how sad or frustrated we may feel. This is His plan for our life and we anticipate great things ahead.
Thank you all for letting us be a part of your church family. You children are
crazy wonderful and we will miss each and every one of them. Our last Sunday will be on May 29th, 2011. Please feel free to give us a call or send us an email. Our next few weeks are going to be quite full but we would love to make time to say goodbye to you.
-Brent, Bria and Adele'
p.s. don't be surprised to hear a good bye from Billy the Goat sometime soon...