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June 24, 2016

Succession Planning with Father Dan Swift

One of the measures of a great leader is what happens to an organization when they leave. A ministry or committee that crumbles as a result of a change in leadership or administration is not an impressive testimony to the extraordinary giftedness or ...

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September 14, 2015

Transition — Terrifying or Transfiguring?

In the Gospel passage for the Feast of the Transfiguration after Peter, James, and his brother John saw Jesus transfigured, Peter says to Jesus, “Rabbi, it is good that we are here! Let us make three tents:  one for...

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September 14, 2015

Pastor Transition

I served as pastor of St. Catherine’s from July 1, 2010 – June 30, 2015. Previous to this assignment, but not immediately so, I had been an interim director/pastor for 4 months and a pastor for 1 year at two other ...

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September 14, 2015

Moving Into a New Parish

You get the news that you are moving, you pack your things up, and you begin to settle in. What struck me especially, within a few weeks or so after officially becoming pastor, was that there is more than you can know....

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