Today some big news for me and my family finally went public to our church family, and now I will share it with you…so glad to finally let the cat out of the bag!
Dear Cloverdale Church Family,
I have some bittersweet news to share with you; I have accepted a call to be the lead pastor at Oregon Trail Church of God in Caldwell Idaho.
About six months ago I was approached about this possibility. Maureen and I have prayed and agonized over this decision. I am excited for what God will do through me and my family as we enter this new chapter of our life and ministry. At the same time, I am sad to resign my position at Cloverdale. For the past 13 years and 2 months you, the Cloverdale family, have walked with me through many milestones- memories I will cherish for my lifetime. I truly love you all and am thankful that the relationship between Oregon Trial and Cloverdale will not only continue but grow stronger with this change. As the Seidels make our move to Middleton, we ask that you keep us in your prayers as God continues to work out the details. We won’t be too far, just the other side of the valley, so we will still see you around at times. Thanks again for all the love you have shown and continue to show me and my family.
In His Grip,
As I mentioned in the letter, this is has been a long process for me and Maureen, and one that we were not seeking ourselves. Perhaps some future posts will come with more details of how God worked on us and many others as we sought His will. But, I will say now that we are excited and anticipating God’s continued leading and blessing through this transition and next chapter of our life and ministry.