As of Sept. 1, I can no longer use being new as an excuse. It has been a full year for me in this position as Bishop’s Associate. I have used “new” as part of my title for as long as I can. Does this mean I now know everything there is to know? Heck, no, not even close. I could be in this office for ten years and still not know everything. Do I know everything I NEED to know? Heck, no, but most of the time I at least know where to start looking for the answers that I don’t know. I will continue to be a work in progress, and to grow into this position more every day. Tyna keeps reminding me that it takes a good three years to live into the rhythm of the work. This work is fluid, as is the church – always changing and adapting.
But no matter how much I know that I don’t know, I do feel blessed every day to be here. I am thankful for patient colleagues and supportive congregations. I feel that I am right where God has called me to be.