Sunday, September 09, 2007


Quite a lot has changed for me lately. Recently, the dean of our college (and my direct supervisor) announced that he will step down from the deanship at the end of this academic year (June 08). So, we’ll be searching for a new dean, and I’m wondering who my new “boss” will be. I’ve really enjoyed working for Michael – he’s the one who hired me and we get along very well. I hope we can find someone who is as good of a leader.

Also, our pastor at Emmanuel is stepping down to become the first RUF campus minister at Western! Dave and family will be moving to Cullowhee sometime soon and he’s started the “new RUF Guy” process. While I’m sorry he’ll no longer be my pastor, I look forward to having him and his family closer to us and to helping as I may with an RUF here at WCU.

We completed deacon training this evening, so the next step is to be examined by our session and then come before the congregation for a vote. If it is the Lord’s will, I look forward to serving as a deacon at Emmanuel. And deacon or no, I’ll be serving because…

I was also elected to the pulpit committee and made the chairman today. Hoo boy! While I feel inadequate for the task (and admit I would have liked to have my Sunday afternoons back now that deacon training is over) I am honored to be picked. I was on the committee at New Life (now Northside) in Winder, GA, so I know this will be a time consuming task.

We would appreciate your prayers in all these things.


Beth said...

People highly respect your views Lee so congratulations on your second committee. :) You aided in choosing a wonderful pastor for Northside.

Krajca Family said...

Wow! Never a dull moment at the Nickle home!

Our prayers are with you..... as always!

Kelley said...

Our church is also going through the process of finding a new minister. While I'm not on the pulpit committee I do enjoy hearing their reports and look forward to seeing what possible candidates they find.

I also second Beth's opinion that the committee at Northside did an excellent job finding a new minister. :-)