This month is Pastor Appreciation Month with the second Sunday in October Pastor Appreciation Day. I want to thank some pastors who have meant a lot to me.
Father Alfred – for talking to a mixed up, love struck 16 year old and understanding (and your Imperial convertible was cool)
Father Marshall – for helping two 19 year olds get and stay married
Father Buc –for walking me through the ordination process
Father Rick – for showing me how little you needed to have an awesome church
Father Jim – for trusting a seminarian with your parish
Father Mike – for showing me that a mind and a heart can work together to achieve far more than I could ask or imagine
Father David – for always being there
Father John – for showing a newly minted priest the ropes so painstakingly
Pastor Rick – for renewing my faith
Pastor Bill – for challenging me to lead
Pastor Andy – for making scripture come alive and for guiding me to my preaching sweet spot
What a cloud of witnesses!