Rebecca Kirkpatrick

Rebecca Kirkpatrick, a pastor in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), blogs at Bread, Not Stones, part of the CCblogs network.

This past week I have shifted into a new phase of ministry, which has necessitated saying goodbye to the congregation that I have served with joy over the past ten years. I was sad to leave, but excited for new possibilities. I was especially good at holding my emotions together over the entire transition, and though I am notorious for “losing it” in worship at the first sign of sentimentality, I held it together through all of my lasts—until it came to the last moment I would be at the church with my now eight-year-old son.
January 11, 2013