One of the joys of my call is working with Candidacy. In many ways, it feels like working with confirmation students but on a whole different level. Each year we have a retreat for the candidates and committee together, and each year I realize how much deeper my relationships have become with these future pastors. I see their growth and feel tremendous hope for the church.
It is a blessing to participate in the development of these church leaders, and I am grateful for that privilege.