Friday, November 21, 2008

A New Chapter

So...as most of you know, I have a new job. For those of you who didn't know, I have a new job. About two months ago I started work as a high school youth minister at a church here in the Twin Cities. My apologies to those who enjoyed the stories about my previous place of employment--I will not be able to blog as freely about the new place, so you'll have to wait until we see each other in person or have a chance to talk privately to hear the good stuff.

The journey here was kind of surreal. There were three interviews in the hiring process--the first with the woman who is now my boss, the second with a search committee, and the third with the pastor of the church. My grandfather died two days before the second interview, so I showed up to the search committee interview in a daze. I don't remember really what was said, just that my one goal during the whole thing was not to cry. The third interview was the day after we got back from the burial. So what was already a fairly intense interview process became...even more complicated. God was definitely guiding the whole process. There's a little more to the story than that, but again...not ready to make that public.

The past two months have been a whirlwind of new faces, procedures, events--everything that comes with a new job. Hubby has been really supportive. Sometimes I just come home after being a crazy person all day and he's either got dinner waiting or gives me a back rub or something. I am grateful for the ministry and will try to do a better job of keeping you all updated!

5 comments:

Colleen said...

Congrats on the new job! It sounds like you have much more pleasant working environment now. I think it's great that you have a job where you can make a difference in the lives of others.

Bridget said...

Ok, I feel really stupid asking this but who are you? I know it says you went to CHS but I can't find your name of pictures of you on your blog. LOL I am trying to figure who Mrs. R is...duh

Mrs. R said...

Colleen--Thanks. Yes, the working environment has improved a hundred fold.

Bridget--Haha. No worries. It's Janine from cheer. "Mrs. R" is the married name. I found your blog through Laura's.

Laura said...

I'm so glad to hear things are working out. I can't wait to hear the good stuff in person! :)

Holly & Family said...

Glad to hear about your new job. Blog details when you can. When are you going to CA next? We need to do lunch again...