Hello from Berlin, Germany!

When you are reading this, my wife, baby, two pups and I will be busily packing up boxes from our life in Berlin.  I moved here five years ago, taking a leave of absence from the world of the church, to pursue healing and love.  You will hear much more about our adventures in the future and we are so excited to share as we get to know one another.  I grew up in Lebanon, Oregon and served in four UMC appointments as you have probably heard. I am ready to return home and to introduce my son to the many wonders around us in Oregon.  My wife grew up in Belgrade and is excited to explore Oregon more than a two week itinerary when we get to visit.

Ana and I met while walking the Camino de Santiago in 2017.  We know our way through pilgrimages and walking together.  We know that our time together beginning July 1 will be a different kind of pilgrimage and on a more communal level as the church.  We look forward to hearing your stories, learning about your walk in life, and walking alongside you as we journey together.

You will be hearing more from me soon and until then let’s keep each other in prayer in the midst of this transition!

Pastor Courtney