For some time now, Jean and I have known we were called to something far greater than ourselves. As we have continued to seek the heart of our Father we began to see that His call on our life was to pastor a church. As we now see this dream becoming reality, we are filled with excitement and anticipation to begin this God-inspired journey. This is not going to be an easy step to take but we are confident that we are doing what God has called us to do and we are excited to see God fulfill His purpose in us.
For 8 years, we were a part of Resurrection Life Church in Newaygo, Michigan. During that time, God has developed in us a huge heart and passion for the local church. We are confident that having served at ResLife has prepared and equipped us for this time in our life. We feel this was one of our greatest experiences – one in which we have grown in so many ways. My responsibilities during this time have given me some great opportunities to disciple new believers, grow leaders and communicate God’s truth in a relevant and life-giving way. I feel this experience has taught me what true leadership is and how to effectively lead and inspire others.
We have had the opportunity to learn first hand the tools that are needed to effectively plant a successful church. ResLife has been a place where we have truly seen how a church can change the culture of a community by reaching out to those who are hurting, lost and in need. This has inspired Jean and I to do the same in the Wenatchee, Washington Region.