July 6, 2017 (edited 4/10/2018 to delete mention of events which have already occurred.)
Greetings fellow Pastors and Churches of the Great Rivers Region in Areas I & III;
I am honored to be working for the region as the Regional Associate Minster for both Areas I & III. This is something I feel called by God to do for His glory. Evidently the search committee and the Executive Minister also sense the same God’s calling on me as well. It is a privilege which I do not want to take lightly.
If you do not know me yet; I look forward to meeting you. I am going to do my best to be at as many Cluster meetings as my schedule will allow. I think the clusters are great places to meet, answer questions, give information and get to know most of you.
I also realize that the Bi-vocational Pastors in Areas I & III will have a more difficult time. Therefore, I would like to arrange a Cyber Cluster for you. Cyber Clusters meet at a designated day and time over the internet through video calls. I want to try and find a time, once a month, that we can meet together via these video calls. All you will need is a good internet connection and a place you can hear and be heard. You can use your phone or computer; however, one with a cameras is best. This can be at your office or your home; just not a restaurant because of the background noise. Please contact me and, hopefully, we can find a time for us to gather via the internet.
If you ever want to connect with me, you can contact me via my new email address
And please make sure your current e-mail address is with the regional office so you won’t miss anything in the future.
My GRR phone is 779-207-9188. Both should be included at the bottom of this email/letter.
I have already begun meeting with several churches who have vacancies and have a few church celebrations on my calendar for this summer and fall. If you have a particular celebration you would like for me, or the region, to attend; please, let us know soon as the Sunday’s fill up fast. I also understand I will be seeking Area Assistants for both I & III. If you are interested in helping the region in this way, please let me know and we can talk further.
That is probably too much for now; but, I did want to connect with you shortly after my start. I hope to be with and meet most of you soon. It may not be on a Sunday; but let’s get together soon.
Regional Associate Minister
Great Rivers Region