Praise for Staff Covenanting
Many thanks to Pat Taylor Ellison and Gordon Braatz for all your hard work and genuine support of our staff during this staff covenanting process. For my part, I vowed to myself to keep my mind and heart open to all possibilities and to endeavor everyday to “keep the promise” [of our mission statement]! I found the whole staff retreat program to be enlightening, rewarding, and valuable in our challenge to build a new beginning for the Synod. Let’s face it…the Synod has no chance of changing its course if the staff isn’t onboard and on the same page. Your covenanting process has given us our compass to show the way!