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After an extensive discernment process, after ten years as Associate Minister, on Sunday, March 30, 2014, The Plymouth Church in Framingham voted to call me as their new Senior Minister. It is humbling and inspiring. Below are the presentations and documents connected to that process and the larger work of "Transition."


Read my Statement on Ministry or you may prefer to read the complete Ministerial Profile.


On January 12, 2014, I presented my "response" to the Local Church Profile of The Plymouth Church in Framingham. Thank you to the great crowd of people who came out to hear and discuss. The text of that presentation is available here. The text of the sermon "Blessed into Being" is available in print and audio.


One of the benefits of such a peculiar discernment process was the ability to answer questions directly from the congregation -- the whole congregation! An interview team combed through nearly 150 questions before meeting with me. Four questions I answered four questions on March 9, 2014. Read the text


What does planning look like at The Plymouth Church now? There's beauty in its chaos. But I believe there is a better way. View the slideshow.

I believe in the importance of and joy of strategic planning. I created a sample strategic plan for The Plymouth Church in Framingham. View the plan.


I presented to the Staffing Pattern Review team and the Governing Council some thoughts on how to adapt the current structure of staff. Read the text here and the diagram here.