First, make sure you read Marcus’ excellent post below.
How hectic are our lives? This hectic: we have consensus #1 draft picks come to Seattle this fall to work with the Eastside, but we (ahem, me) are too busy running in 10 different mental directions to actually acknowledge this amazing event.
And it is amazing. Mark and Annie have a well-deserved spiritual reputation for vision, hard work, friendship-building, evangelism, counseling, and fun–yes, that’s right, fun. They have built ministries that have stood the test of time in Colorado, in Boise, in North Seattle, and in Spokane, Seattle’s first church planting. We are lucky and blessed to have them here, and this will rapidly become apparent especially over on the Eastside. I simply cannot overstate what a GREAT blessing it is to serve with them on the full-time ministry staff and on behalf of the whole church I want to shout out a BIG WELCOME MARK and ANNIE!