This past Sunday, Chalice Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Escondido, CA voted unanimously to call me as their settled minister.
As I shared with them in my May 6 sermon, my candidating week was extraordinary. I found the congregation warm and welcoming, generous with their personal sharing and with their honesty. They shared their hopes and dreams for the congregation, their desire to reach out to the neighborhood, to plan for the future, to make a healing and transformative impact in the world.
Sometime during the course of that week, I stopped feeling like “their candidate” and began to feel like “their minister.” I am excited for the work we will take on together in years to come.
I look forward to officially beginning my service with them on August 1.