(in case he needs more work, THANKS TO Josh Brown for cards)
Well, the time has come for Laura and I to publicly announce the ‘what’, ‘where’, and ‘when’ of ‘next’ for us:
From Geneva, Switzerland to Atlanta, Georgia (USA)
Thats right, having been in transition for the last few months, a new season of life has opened up for us, taking us from the small, beautiful, international community of Geneva, Switzerland, to the heartland of America’s diversity in Atlanta, Georgia.
What’s next? In brief, Laura and I are beginning the next season of life by taking an educational sabbatical. After 10+ years in direct youth work, the last six of which have been in Europe, we are taking time to let the dust of our thoughts and experiences settle. While attending Emory University’s Candler School of Theology, I am looking forward to spending time in the formal classroom setting while investing additional time in a few upcoming writing and other projects. Laura, who will be completing additional certifications in Massage Therapy at the Atlanta School of Massage (#3 school in America), is very much looking forward to learning more about caring for people in this very practical way.
As you probably already are aware, we have worked in the non-profit sector for a few years now. Our partnering organization fully recognizes this time of educational sabbatical as part of our personal and professional development. World Outreach is therefore enabling us to take this time as paid leave and will continue to receive donations on our behalf. If you are interested in partnering with the us financially during this time, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. All gifts and donations are tax-deductible.
Of the things which we will be excited about, you could imagine affordable golf is one of those things for me. However, photos, like this one from a grounds-keeper at a golf course in Georgia, doesn’t necessarily make me too excited;) They don’t have snakes like this in Europe!!
Of course, we are also excited about getting connected to life with Josh & Anna Brown, the Atlanta Emergent cohort, and anyone else in the area interested in connecting. If you are out there, and reading, do drop me a line.
stay tuned for more…