Thank you for the gracious welcome that you have given to me and to my wife, Ann, as we are being blended into Peace. Thanks also to the leaders of the congregation who are doing so much to help me become acquainted and settled in.
The plan is for me to be in Springfield for long weekends. Depending upon the schedule of meetings and other matters that need pastoral presence, I'll usually drive to Springfield on Thursday or Friday and return to New Haven sometime on Tuesday. Since pastoral ministry is never a 9 to 5 job, we expect some flexibility in the times I work, but the average will be 40 plus hours each long weekend.