The answer is not for me to work harder

“You want me to answer my emails." Bishop Elaine Stanovsky read this statement aloud at the end of Oregon-Idaho's Annual Conference gathering a couple weeks ago. Participants had a previous opportunity to leave her notes with questions or concerns. There was a smattering of laughter and then she responded."And I want you to know when I … Continue reading The answer is not for me to work harder

Northwest Leadership Institute 2019: Liberation, Resistance + Dreaming of a New Church

I totally geek out at conferences. I'm a life long learner and love immersing myself in new stories, concepts and images. I got to take some friends from our team to Northwest Leadership Institute in Boise, Idaho recently. Thought I'd share some highlights for any of you who love leadership, the church and how we … Continue reading Northwest Leadership Institute 2019: Liberation, Resistance + Dreaming of a New Church

We need leaders who love the winding path

A few days ago I happened to notice on Facebook it was our neighbor's 65th birthday. And it was a snow day. This clearly called for fresh-baked cookies, a handmade card by my daughter and an adventure through the neighborhood to our beloved neighbor's home. Our two kids and I packed up our warm cookies … Continue reading We need leaders who love the winding path