We are delighted to welcome Sean Weston as our Ministry Intern. Sean will be completing an internship with us during the Spring 2017 semester. He is currently pursuing a Master's of Divinity degree at Central Baptist Theological Seminary and this internship is a required part of his coursework. Sean will graduate from Central in December 2017 and is pursuing ordination in the UCC.
Many of you know Sean because he grew up in our congregation and we've been honored to have him preach here several times. Sean most recently served as a pastor of First Congregational UCC in Onaga, KS. He also works at Ecumenical Campus Ministry. He is excited to have an opportunity to reconnect with First Congregational and explore our shared ministry.
During his internship with us Sean will be working 8-10 hours a week. You can expect to see him in worship, classes, and at meetings. He will also be asking to get together for one-on-one or small group meetings with many of you, just to learn more about you and how you experience life-in-community at First Congregational. We hope you'll be able to respond to his requests to get together, as talking with many people in our congregation will both help Sean prepare for his own future ministry AND help our own church leaders learn more about where to focus on energy and resources. As the semester progresses, Sean may also pick up a few special projects, likely in the areas of adult faith formation and administration.
Sean's contact information is in the church directory and we hope you'll help us welcome him. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask. We are looking forward to shared ministry with Sean this upcoming semester.
Julie Hunt, Moderator
Caela Simmons Wood, Pastor