Thank you all for welcoming me to St. James! I’m excited to be here, to get to know you all as we worship and grow together. I look forward to this learning experience over the next two years. Currently, I am at the church during office hours on Wednesdays and Fridays, and on 2nd, 3rd, and 5th Sundays.
I am looking forward, as well, to working closely with those of you who will be serving on my internship committee. This committee will be comprised of 5 to 8 people who will meet with me regularly, to offer me guidance, support, and feedback, and to provide a safe and confidential forum where I can explore my learnings. Members of the committee will also be responsible for completing evaluations of my work as an intern, at a mid-point and at the culmination of my internship.
During my time at St. James, my experience will be shaped in several ways. I will walk with Pastor Merle as my supervisor and with my internship committee, providing oversight and feedback. I will work with Pastor Merle to establish a set of formal learning goals. With feedback from Pastor Merle and the internship committee, I will develop and complete an internship project.
I will also be shaped by my interactions with you all as we gather for worship and education on Sundays and at committee and council meetings, as we live the daily life of the church together, and as we serve Christ together. I believe that I will be deeply blessed by my time here; I pray that we will grow together.