“What does strawberry taste like?” – How do we share a flavor we love with someone who has never tasted it?
I feel this is the conundrum I have been tasked with unlocking. How do I help people get a picture of the impact, the changed lives, the fruit produced here at ABC? I have been brought to tears numerous times by the stories people have shared with me. ABC has continued to grow so much in the years since I attended. PACE – what an amazing ministry, who knew? How do I help you experience it with me? That really is why I’m here, when you boil it down.
My journey? I have had a varied journey on my way to ABC…having graduated here in 1991, and then completed Seminary I came back to Alberta, and preached in Edmonton for 7 years. Then the Lord took me out of that role, and into business, while he did long-overdue internal journey work in my heart. Along the way, my beautiful wife and I had three little bundles of energy with their own dreams and gifts. Those little bundles have all grown up now, and flown the coop.
But before they left, we made our way to Oakville, Ontario for about 7 years. I played around with a bunch of computer programs…getting to manage a large company’s shared applications while working large IT & marketing projects. I mean what else do you do with an M. Div degree?
In 2013, we sensed God saying we needed to come back to Calgary, so we said good-bye to work, friends, and our kingdom family to head back West. We splashed down in Calgary, the week of “the flood”. After a number of years in the wilderness of corporate consulting here in Calgary, I landed in what feels like the reason for the last 28 years of life training that have gone by since I left ABC.
Esse Quam Videri