Intern Insights

Greetings from your Intern

I am very excited to be here and am looking forward to meeting and getting to know this wonderful congregation.

So what is it that an Intern does and what is it that I will be doing? Well, during my time in seminary I learned all of the academic things that one needs to learn to prepare for ministry and although I believe that I received a good foundation there is nothing that can prepare you for the real life challenges of working with a congregation. During this next year, I will be working with Rev Dennison to learn to understand the heartbeat of a congregation and how to nurture that heartbeat to create a strong and vibrant community. I feel that I have been blessed to be able to learn from such an amazing minister and I hope to learn as much as I can so that when I walk into the doors of my first congregation I will be well prepared.

I will begin with one of my passions, which is Social Justice and will be meeting with that team to understand what they are working on and to offer any knowledge that will be of help to them. I will also be dropping in on other committees just to get to know you and to understand how you do the work that you do. My hope is that by the end of the year I can understand how each committee works and how they fit into the puzzle that supports the work of the congregation.

Throughout the year, I will be preaching at least one time a month and I welcome any comments that you may have about my style and presentation or any other comments that you might have. I take criticism easily and find in every critical remark a chance to learn and to grow. I take compliments just as well.

I am thankful that I have a small office area and I invite you to drop by and visit any time so that we may get to know each other.

Thank you for having me as your intern for this year.

2 Responses to “Intern Insights

  1. Welcome Ja! We are very lucky to have you with us this year. I’m looking forward to working with you and getting to know you.

    1. With all the goals we have for the church, the more ministers the merrier! Thrilled to have you on board & learning more about you.

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