From July 15 to October 14, 2019, Rev. Dr. Lara will be on sabbatical. This thirteen-week period is intended as a time of rest, renewal, and recalibration for both our pastor and our congregation.
Thanks to a Clergy Renewal Grant from the Lilly Foundation, we are able to continue paying Rev. Dr. Lara's salary while also employing a part-time Sabbatical Minister who will help to guide us during this unique period of time.
Our Sabbatical Minister is the Rev. Dr. Richard (Rick) Jensen. Over the course of his ministry career, Rick has had more than one sabbatical and has also received a Clergy Renewal Grant, so he is well versed in what it means to take such a period of time for renewal. He is excited to walk alongside us, and to prepare us to welcome Lara home when she returns in October!