Our church voted yesterday (143-0) to pass the family ministry baton from Twila Pulford, serving now for 32 years, to Jon Oettel, a member of Calvary since his youth. She finishes this part of her race, Lord willing, at the end of September. He begins his, Lord willing, on September 3.
I am deeply grateful to the Lord for his mercy in this, and am eager to see what he has in store for us as Jon – with Josh Johnson, our student director – envisions the next season of ministering to parents and their kids.
The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; indeed, I have a beautiful inheritance. (Psalm 16.6, ESV)