After teaching music in a Christian school for two years while my husband taught Spanish, Dan and I both decided that it was time for us to switch to something else. Dan has known for years that he is called to preach, and my desire is to support him in that.
So after months of praying faithfully about how to make the transition, we told our employer and pastor that we were looking for a church where Dan could pastor. We turned in our resignations to the school and began searching for a church in need of a pastor. After meeting the people at Calvary Baptist Church in Granville NY one time, I felt at home and loved. It isn't all about good feelings, but there was a sense of peace that came over our lives. We weren't worried about the future or where God would have us to serve.
We put our house in Baltimore up for sale (more pictures to follow about that!) and within two days, we had an offer on it for the asking price!
The church in New York asked for us to come back and for Dan to be considered an official candidate for the pastorate.
We went back to New York one more time, Dan preached, and the church then voted to have us come there and for my husband to be their pastor.
We proceeded (last week) to pack all of our belongings into a U-Haul truck and we made the drive up to Granville New York last Friday.
We are so excited about this opportunity to serve in upstate New York!