Entrance Interview & “How to Contact Me This Summer”
Those of you who are my facebook friends already know this, but on Friday, I had my entrance interview with the candidacy committee. I am happy to report that I received a positive decision, meaning I am now OFFICIALLY a candidate for ordained ministry in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Now I’m off to Gettysburg in mid-August!
That being said, tomorrow I leave for Camp Lutherlyn, where I’ll be all summer. This means it’s time for my semi-annual “How to Contact Me This Summer” post with my address and other details about how to get a hold of me this summer.
First of all, if you actually need to get a hold of me, email or facebook are probably the best. My internet access IS somewhat limited, but I should be able to respond within a few days or less. I’d actually prefer these two to phone calls/text messages for reasons I’ll get into below.
I’ll be using my cellphone on a daily basis as part of my job as Unit Leader: coordinating with my fellow ULs, getting in touch with my supervisors, or various departmental staff, and responding to “emergency” calls from counselors and other staff members. Unless I call or text you first, I would prefer if you didn’t try to get in touch with me via phone. I don’t mean to sound like a jerk in saying this, but please know that you’ll be making my life and my job a lot easier by not calling/texting my cellphone. If you absolutely do need to talk to me, either email me so I can set aside time to call you, or go ahead and call me, but please know that I’ll most likely let the call go to voicemail and it might take me a while to get back to you.
BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE!
If you’re heartbroken by the thought of not being able to call or text me, you can go old school and SEND ME MAIL! Packages, letters, cards, etc. are all greatly appreciated. They make me feel warm & fuzzy inside.
So, if you want to mail me something, using the United States Postal Service, you can use the address below:
c/o Camp Lutherlyn
PO Box 355
Prospect, PA 16052
BUT, here’s the important thing. That’s a post office box, UPS and FedEx don’t ship to post office boxes and need a physical address. So, if for some reason you decide to send me a package using one of these services, you’ll need to use the following address:
c/o Camp Lutherlyn
500 Lutherlyn Lane
Prospect, PA 16052
I’m really looking forward to spending the summer at camp again. I’m planning to make the most of it, since this will almost certainly be my final summer on staff. One of the things I’ll be focusing on this summer is trying to see camp through a slightly different perspective and attempting to look at it the way a Pastor might. It should make for some interesting reflections, so we’ll see how that goes. I’ll probably post here on the blog once or twice, but, if you were hoping for my posts to pick up now that I’m done with school, you’ll be sorely disappointed.
Thank you again to everyone who has been supportive throughout the first steps of my candidacy process. It means the world to me to read comments on this blog, and see “likes” and comments on the stuff I post to Facebook. I hope to continue posting throughout my seminary career (assuming the internet doesn’t come up with something to make blogs obsolete) and into my professional career as a minister, providing insight into what I’m doing and also some theological reflection.
Tomorrow, I head into the woods!
Posted on May 20, 2012, in Uncategorized and tagged Camp Lutherlyn, candidacy, candidacy entrance, ELCA, entrance interview, Lutheran, Lutherlyn, professional candidacy, SWPA synod. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.