I have news: We are moving to the desert!
As of this morning, I have accepted the position of High School Director at Paradise Valley Community Church in Phoenix, Arizona! It’s a wonderful opportunity and I’m very excited about it. The church has been around since the early 1980’s and in the past couple years, decided they want to aggressively seek to become a powerful source for God’s love in the Phoenix community.
Because of this, they hired an energetic and high-capacity leader and communicator named David Harris, who felt God call him to Paradise Church. Once in place, David has been seeking dynamic leaders and communicators to join the team in Phoenix and help lead the church forward in the next season and beyond.
I’ve visited Phoenix and the church three times in the past 5 months and through the process, have grown in my excitement and confidence of making the decision to accept a staff position. Along the way, despite some ups and downs, God has been faithful to give both Lindsay and I peace, joy, and anticipation of all He has planned for us and our family as we move across the country. On our last visit, we found a house to rent that fits our needs (and wants…it has a pool) perfectly, only confirming the blessing of God’s timing!
At this point, our plan is to make the move out there in the next 5 weeks, with a start-date of October 1st.
It has been quite a journey over the past year and many of you have been a significant part of it and an absolutely amazing support to Lindsay and I. Thank you for all your prayers, thoughts, conversations, encouraging words, wisdom, laughter, tears, and food that you have blessed us with. We could not have gone through this without all of you, the wonderful people in our life. It will in unspeakably difficult to move so far away from all of you who we love so much, but we are excited about the adventure that God has us on!
Dugan and Lindsay