It is with a good deal of sadness that I write to inform you that I will be leaving Crossroads Church Anglican. For years I have been thinking deeply about church planting, especially in difficult, post-Christian contexts like Washington State and Massachusetts. I have also been dreaming of deep community and ministry partnerships as I have pursued God’s call on my life to make disciples and foster deep intimacy with our Living God.
And while it had been my hope and plan to be with this church plant for a long time into the future, it is clear at this point that God is bringing this chapter of ministry in my life to a close. For a number of reasons, including the upcoming transitions and changes in our leadership and congregation, it is good for me to also make a transition at this time.
For me, this moment requires a stepping out in faith – trusting God has a place for me where I can continue to partner with others in ministry, fully live out my giftings in pastoral care and spiritual formation, and have the opportunity to share the Gospel in this hurting world of ours It is a bit scary, but at the same time I know that I follow a God who is always faithful and loving, who will not only provide for me, but will also provide for all the members of the Crossroads family. Please pray for us all in this upcoming season as we make these transitions and discern God’s direction in our lives. Thank you also for all your support of us in these past months.
Rev. Kristen Yates