This Sunday, pastors from the Heart of Texas Conference gathered along with Bishop Gronberg and me for the installation of a new pastor to our Synod. Pastor JT Miller has been called to serve at Zion Lutheran in McGregor. Also joining us was Pr. Jeff Borgwardt, who preached at the service. Jeff and JT were seminary classmates and are long time friends, so he was happy to drive in from Longview to welcome his old friend to the synod.
Pr. Miller was previously serving in the Metropolitan Chicago Synod, so he and his wife have had quite a change in scenery in the two weeks since their move. His new colleagues in the HOT conference came out to welcome him with a strong show of support. It really was a time of celebration after a very long call process. As I always remind call committees, God’s time is not our time, but it’s always worth the wait. I believe Pr. Miller is worth the wait!