"I'm what the world considers to be a phenomenally successful man. And I've failed much more than I've succeeded. And each time I fail, I get my people together, and I say, "Where are we going?" And it starts to get better." - Calvin Trager
I haven't been regularly posting of late ... most of that is because I've been trying to do two jobs at once -- being the priest for the Episcopal campus ministry at Washington University and being the de facto executive director of Episcopalians for Global Reconciliation (EGR is the organization that is working to mobilize the church to engage things like global poverty, AIDS, etc. -- all the stuff the Millennium Development Goals are about).
Well, those days are soon to be over. Yesterday, I handed in my resignation (effective January 1) from ECM @ Wash. U. and I will become the full-time Executive Director of EGR. It's a difficult decision, but one that, if I am honest with myself, is the right one both for me, for EGR and for the campus ministry community.
Part of the deal is that we will continue to live in St Louis -- I'll be working out of our new home, which will be nice. I'll be doing more out-of-town travel, but I'll also get my nights and weekends back ... that combined with working out of the home means I should see my family even more than I am now, which is another big plus.
Please keep the ECM community and me in your prayers these next couple months. It's an exciting time, but also a little scary. But it's the right thing.
| Mike at 11/03/2005 05:16:00 PM
EGR resources and connects the church to embrace what one person, one congregation, one diocese and one church can do to make this mission of global reconciliation happen.
Want to find out more ... check our our website at www.e4gr.org.
"Christ's example is being
demeaned by the church if they ignore the new leprosy,
which is AIDS. The church is the sleeping giant here.
If it wakes up to what's really going on in the rest
of the world, it has a real role to play. If it doesn't,
it will be irrelevant."