I’ve spent the last five years working at Educara. We’ve put together some great software and worked on some amazing projects. I’ve had the opportunity to work with some great people (both clients and staff). The past two years Dick and I have been focusing very heavily on building a team that could take over our daily functions. That focus is the reason I’m able to make this change.
I’ve felt called to ministry for a long time. I spent six years working as a youth director at our church in Columbia (unpaid, but it was worth it). I’m also serving on two teams for the Missouri Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church — focusing on youth and young adults.
In November I will be joining the staff at Schweitzer United Methodist as the Director of Media Ministry. The main focus on the position is building a team to do this area of ministry. This position is a great opportunity to use my skills in management, media/software development, and ministry. I feel very privileged to be able to use my gifts in service to my church.
So what happens at Educara? Not much changes actually. Since the position at Schweitzer opened up in July I’ve been quietly delegating my day-to-day responsibilities to the other members of the team. I’ve still been doing a little production work, but all of that will taper off and any remaining production will be passed on to other people. That said, I’m not completely leaving Educara. I’m going to stay on in an advisory role and as board member focusing on business development and product strategy.