Yesterday I was installed into my call as Minister of Southminster Presbyterian Church. It was a great celebration and was very humbling to be welcomed into ministry by such a great crowd. In addition to church members who came out in big numbers, there were many representatives from other Presbyterian congregations and clergy, and even clergy from other denominations.

If you have a lot of free time and would like to listen to the service, it is online at the church’s website:, so feel free to check it out. My friend Anna really opened my eyes to the Mary and Martha text in Luke. That text is going to stay with me for a while because of her sermon. Most of my family was able to be here for the celebration as well, which meant a lot to me.

My ordination in August at First Presbyterian Church in Albuquerque was such an amazing day, that I didn’t expect that I could have two services that would mean so much to me. I was caught off guard by the love, care, and support I received yesterday in my installation service.

To be so excited about what I’m doing each day and to love the people is such a gift. If you had asked me a year ago where we would end up, I would never have guessed Boise. Now that we’re here, though, I can’t imagine anywhere else we’d want to be.

Grace and Peace,

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