Class of 2012 Notes
Congratulations to our 2012 Grads!
An Abundance of Gratitude
is owed to the Lancaster Seminary Class of 2012 for their class gift
totaling more than $25,000! This is by far the largest gift ever
presented to the seminary at the time of graduation. And this gift
comes from seminarians graduating with significant student loan
obligations and other financial challenges. Their extraordinary
generosity should serve as an inspiration to us all!
Thank you, Class 2012, and blessings as you go forth with your ministry!
9/24/12 - Howdy All-
Santiago de Compostela translates to Saint James of
the Field of Stars and is referring to a pilgrimage on one of several
paths ending at the Chapel in the city of Santiago de Compostela in
Northwestern Spain, where the apostle James is buried. It is also the
hoped for destination of yours truly starting next week on Wednesday,
I will be flying into Lisbon, Portugal to begin
my journey on the El Camino (the Path or Way). My return flight is for
November 15. I hope to complete this 363 mile walk in forty days. That
is just a number I picked for the pilgrimage, but I'm allowing extra
time for travel. I mean, I'll be walking through the Horse Capitol of
Portugal, I may want to stay a day or so, right? Anyway, any positive
thoughts and prayers you can send my way will be appreciated.
case you're wondering, the thought of participating in this pilgrimage
came about two years ago as a way to honor this transitional time
between seminary and the start of ministry. As I've spent time this
summer trying to live into what it means, now, to no longer be
identified as a seminary student, although a graduate (yay!), but a
prospective minister, I've also thought about how best to reconcile the
end of one part of this journey in order to embrace the next. Well, this
is what I've chosen!
I don't know if I will be able to keep you updated on my progress while
on the road, I've had trouble finding an easy way to do that. Once back
Stateside, though, I'll send another email.
Peace and Love,