“We saw the handwriting on the wall…”, some of my co-workers commented today as I announced to them a transition I’m making.
I guess they’re right. I’m just glad they’ve been so supportive.
Yesterday I submitted notice to Northwest University of my resignation and movement into full-time ministry, beginning December 1st. This was one of the hardest decisions I’ve ever had to make, but God has been blessing me greatly over these past 3 months and I’m excited to share more of that journey with you.
Normally, I wouldn’t share something like a letter of resignation publicly, but it shares with you what my last 6 years at NU have been for me. Here’s a quote:
To Whom It May Concern:
It is with a heavy heart, yet an excitement about God’s plans for my future, that I submit to you my letter of resignation today. My last day of full-time employment with Northwest University is set for November 28, 2014.
My journey with NU began April of 2007, when I first stepped foot on our campus as a prospective student attending a Northwest Friday visit event. That sunny spring day was the same day that I knew Northwest would be my home for the few years to come.
I attended NU from August of 2009 to May of 2012, earning my B.A. in Music and a minor in Communications. Though I felt I was supposed to immediately head into full-time music ministry, it was clear that God had other plans for my life. 2 weeks after walking the stage and receiving my diploma at Overlake Christian Church in Redmond, I received a call from Victoria Clark, Director of Human Resources at Northwest University. Her phone call was a direct answer to prayer and taught me that God’s timing is perfect in every way.
I went on to spend a year as the Office Coordinator for Financial Aid Services from May of 2012 to June of 2013. I deeply enjoyed the work I was able to do in that department, and the incredible team I got to be a part of. It was clear to me (and others), however, that I was best suited for recruiting, mentoring, and walking with students through the process of enrolling at NU. I transferred to my current role as an Enrollment Counselor for Traditional Admissions and have enjoyed the blessings and challenges of every moment since June 10th, 2013.
Though my time at Northwest University will soon be coming to an end, I know that God will keep NU near to my heart as he guides my future. I’m confident that NU will continue to be a place that effectively equips its students for a Christ-centered career, no matter where that may lead, and I will always boast of my time here.
Excited for the future,
So where am I going next? The short answer: not far. I’ll be working full time with newlife church (on the Kitsap Peninsula) leading music for one of their 6 campuses, and assisting the Creative team with projects and communication. I’ll also be working with an organization called Walk in the Light International, where I’ll get the opportunity to work with a team that’s all about showing Jesus to the people of Burkina Faso. All of these excite me for the future!
Can I ask you for something?
I need your prayers during this transition. There’s a lot to accomplish these next few weeks as I prepare to hand things off to my successor. I also know I’m barely skimming the surface of emotions I will feel as I move away from the place I’ve been for so long. Pray for God’s peace, patience, and provision. Without Him, these days to follow would be some of the roughest.
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Thanks so much for your support and prayers! Love you all.