Notes from the leadership journey!

Pair o’ Docs

It may be a corny play on words, but it’s one we’ve heard a couple times already — by one of the members of my dissertation committee and also a fellow student at the doctor of ministry dinner last night — both saying that we’d be a “pair o’ docs.”

The weekend began with a dinner for D.Min. graduates Friday night, and continued Saturday morning with an early morning rehearsal for the commencement ceremony which took pace this afternoon. It was a great day to complete a major chapter in our lives!

We feel gratitude — we’re grateful to God for his guidance and blessings throughout this part of our journey. We are also grateful for all who have supported us with their words and/or prayers. We also feel a huge sense of relief as this part of our journey comes to a close.

It was a wonderful day. We were happy to spend it with family members — Joleen’s mom and step-dad, Randy’s dad and step-mom, sister, brother-in-law, and nephew. In fact, this weekend has been Ethan’s first time to meet and spend time with Randy’s family.

We *may* add a new graduation-related photo gallery to the galleries page after we collect photos from family members, but in the meantime, here are some images from the day …

10 Responses to Pair o’ Docs

  1. CONGRATS to you both! What an awesome accomplishment, especially to complete simultaneously as a couple!

  2. Was so happy that we could be with you and share the joyful time with “the pair of doc’s” and Ethan and Randy’s family. We are proud of you.
    Mother and Paul

  3. Thanks, everyone. It’s good to hear from all of you!

    One week later, the fact that we’re done is still sinking in. For some reason, we keep waiting for someone to tell us there’s another task to complete or more revisions to make! :-)

    Well, actually, we *are* waiting for something — we’re waiting for our actual diplomas to arrive in the mail. Those diploma covers we’re holding in the photos above are empty! :roll:

    Probably for good reason, I suppose, Asbury doesn’t hand out any diplomas until they make sure everything is complete and all financial accounts are paid in full.

  4. Hi!
    This is JongSun Park in Korea. We are having a great time in Korea. We are very busy now because of the summer season. My family and I miss you and Ethan a lot. Now that I see your blog I know that Ethan is doing well. Is he healthy? ;) And congratulations for your graduation. I believe that you will be a good pastor. :) I will send you an email next time. Have a great summer!
    Love, JongSun Park

  5. Hi JongSun. It’s great to hear from you!

    Ethan is doing well. He’s also very healthy.

    We think of you and your family, as well as your church and small group, often. You all played such a special part in our lives while we were in Korea!

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