Here's a clip from the email announcement:
A new pastor is joining us on staff, Pam McKerring. For the past year we’ve realized that we need to be very intentional and build effective strategies that easily connect the people in our church community with our mission focuses and partnerships. Whether that be with the Durham Rescue Mission, tackling homelessness in Raleigh, or with our orphans in Kenya or Haiti—we’ve done a good job ofas inspiring people to go and get involved, but it hasn’t been easy for people to actually do it. Enter Pam. Some of you may remember her from her mission work in Tanzania, Africa over the last two years as we’ve shared with the Crosspointe community. Additionally, she’s had years of experience in the states working in the inner city. Pam has a huge heart to walk alongside and love people and equip others to do the same. So, needless to say, we are all extremely excited that Pam has agreed to join our staff. Even though finances have been tight in recent months, after much prayer we are very confident that this is what God is up to, and we are convinced that this is a critical need in our community that cannot be ignored in order to support all the momentum God has already been building with missions among our church. Pam will be arriving the weekend of April 13th. Please take time to welcome her into our church community.
Words cannot express the excitement I have about this journey. I am thrilled, no ecstatic...or maybe it is giddy...in shock..and awe..well just flat out...filled with great anticipation and excitement over this role and position. Feel free to check out Crosspointe on the web, or read Jonathan's blog to get to know my old friend and new boss a bit better. And of course, keep praying, cause I am moving again...but this time I anticipate putting down some roots. Oh, this is so exciting!
And can I just say, I am impressed by southern hospitality already. The email went out today, (I get it now too!) and I have hordes of welcome emails from people in the church, and loads of offers for a place to crash in the transition phase. Wow. I am really looking forward to this.