I was working in the advertising world before coming to Emmanuel. Although I was happy with my job, I knew there was more out there waiting for me. I desired to do God’s work, to be used as an instrument of God. My work seemed like a steppingstone to something else that God was planning for my life.
That “something else” started to happen through a colleague at work. This person knew about a position opening up with Emmanuel Academies. She thought I would be perfect for the job. During my subsequent interview with Emmanuel Academies, I knew right away that God had prepared me for just this position. This position was a call from God.
<blockquote>“I knew right away that God had prepared me for just this position.”</blockquote>
Nothing is “normal” about Emmanuel Lutheran Church because God keeps doing new things here. I can say honestly that everything has changed in my life since coming to Emmanuel and working on Emmanuel’s staff.
God has opened one door after another vis-a-vis my job, education, family, ministry with Emmanuel Academy students from across the world and now, my work at Emmanuel as resident pastor. I feel that God has set me free to be dependent on him. Furthermore, I’ve gained freedom, a newfound sense of security and an excitement about my future ministry. My faith has grown so that I now feel this peace from God in every cell of my being.