I’m excited to share that I am transitioning my role at Gateway Church. After almost 10 years as a part of the Pink team, I have been invited to join Gateway Equip. They came, sought me out and offered some opportunities for the future I couldn’t resist.
I will be serving as a pastor of Equip at the Southlake campus, working directly with the team to help identify, develop and pastor the best teachers in the world. This is right up my alley! I love to develop people and to help provide encouragement and opportunities for their gifts to be on display. I look forward to investing more deeply into others and reconnecting on a more personal level with many of you.
I am incredibly grateful for my season as a part of Gateway Women. I’ve been a part of the most significant spiritual movement of grace that I have ever known. I can’t thank Pastor Debbie Morris enough for being there for me. Not only has she spent years investing into my life, she’s also generously blessing me as I take the next step of faith. It’s amazing to be loved not just for your gifts but for who you are.
This week, I sat down with the Pink campus leadership team and as I looked around the room, I was overwhelmed by the measure of blessing each of them have been in my life. (Thanks, friends!)I’m grateful that a role change doesn’t mean a heart change. These women will forever be my sisters and friends. After all, I am still a Gateway Woman and Pink to my very core. You’ll see me showing up, supporting and participating in the ministry.
A few hours later, I sat at a table with my new team at Equip. I’ll be reporting to Pastor Kerry Wood who has opened wide the door for my participation. The whole team is working hard to steward the opportunities we have to share and lead others into deeper levels of spiritual maturity. This new position is a bit more fitted for some of my mentoring, development and prophetic gifts. I get to pastor, teach and write more. Wow! What an honor.
The part that is really difficult is giving up my daily life with my personal multi-campus team. I will miss Hannah Etsebeth, Elisabeth Dunn, Mallory Shows, Michelle Wentroble, Ashley Kelsey and Tara Klefsaas. (Even as I write this note, the tears threaten to stream down my face. These ladies are so special to me.) I’m leaving Pink and Pink Impact in the most excellent hands. I’m proud that my slipping out of the team makes way for them to shine. They won’t let us down. You’ll see – the best is yet to be.
I’d like to finish this “big news” announcement with a shout out to the women of Gateway Church. You are family to me. Thanks for years of trust, investment, participation and support of all the things we’ve been trying to accomplish. You’ve made the work go well. It’s because you’ve been passionate about growing more in love with Jesus that I’ve been privileged to serve.
In case you are concerned, my health is excellent. I continue to believe for miraculous healing and rejoice in the state of my health. I’m not stepping down – I’m stepping out. 2017 is the year I intend to rest in the favor of God. He’s bringing about the change. He’s moving me into the new position.
Its good to celebrate in the midst of change. It would mean the world to me (and the Pink team) if you were to share a highlight memory from the past ten years. When was the first time you attended a Pink gathering? Has a group changed your life? Maybe WILD was a turning moment. Was there ever a gathering or an encounter where someone reached out and made it personal? Tell me about how Pink Impact affected your heart.
Change takes courage! I want to be a brave, strong girl in a whole new way. I’m not leaving. I’m advancing. I’m squaring up. You’ll see me at the Southlake Campus more often and I’ll be looking for a chance to connect to you. Got an idea? I’d love to hear. Near a hug? I have a bunch. Want to get involved? Let’s talk.