He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” (Revelation 21:5a)
Before we were married, we knew the Lord had called us to serve alongside each other in vocational Christian ministry. That calling was not to work independently at opposite ends of a church building; it was to work side-by-side as a team, like Priscilla and Aquila.
We are grateful to God that not one but two local organizations have recognized and affirmed this calling. As of this fall, we will be on staff together at Evangelical Seminary in Myerstown, PA, and also Faith Evangelical Congregational Church in Temple, PA.
At Evangelical Seminary, we will be serving as the Directors of Community Relations, a role that involves the recruitment of students, the cultivation of donors, and the promotion of seminary events. We also get to represent the school at various conferences and trade fairs around the region.
Additionally, Tim will continue working for the seminary as an Affiliate Professor of Bible and Ministry, teaching a variety of applied theology courses to students from around the country. These courses are in addition to his online teaching duties for Huntington University’s graduate program. [Update: Tim has since been promoted to ranked faculty member, serving now as Instructor of Biblical Studies and Practical Theology.]
At Faith Church, Tim will be serving as the Pastor of Connectional Ministry, a role that involves teaching, leadership development, and the assimilation of new and existing members. Sonya will be working on staff as the Ministry Director, a role that involves leadership development, the assimilation of new and existing members, and worship renewal.
Additionally, Sonya will continue teaching private piano, voice, and brass music lessons in her home studio, Grace Notes Music Academy. Because of her new ministry responsibilities, however, she will be taking a limited number of new students.
Ultimately, our desire is to glorify God and help expand his kingdom by spending these next ministry days serving the people who have been such a profound blessing to us in recent months. They have shown us the true heart of Christ, and we want to reflect that heart to others.
Your prayers for our effectiveness in these roles will be most appreciated.
Tim & Sonya