My Mentor on Life Long Learning

  There are only a handful of vocations where the payscale is tiered to reward education. Ministry is not typically one of them. But Jim was a consistent voice of encouragement to always be a learner. Whether it was in the formal sense of pursuing graduate degrees or informally with conferences, workshops, and seminars. I […]

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My Mentor on Being Human

The interview process can be quite a dance no matter what profession you’re in. Early in that process Jim gave me a very valuable gift. I think it was the first day we spent getting acquainted he looked and me and said, “If you ever feel like you need to go to counseling, go. We have […]

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Mentoring 101

1men·tor noun \ˈmen-ˌtȯr, -tər\ : someone who teaches or gives help and advice to a less experienced and often younger person The word ‘mentor’ comes from comes from Homer’s Odyssey. Odysseus, king of Ithaca, fights in the Trojan War and entrusts the care of his household to Mentor, who serves as teacher and overseer of Odysseus’ […]

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