A year ago today the sale of Youth Specialties from Zondervan to YouthWorks became official. On December 16th, 2009 I was on burning bush patrol. My prayer for wisdom was simple: “God, make it clear what I’m supposed to do.” As I went to the office that day– I was almost giddy to see the day…… Continue reading One year later
Summer officially began on Memorial Day, 5 weeks ago. A whole hodgepodge of things have happened. Lisa has been here for just over a month. So far that has pretty well. She does fit into the flow of our house… so it really hasn’t been hard at all. Finding volunteer work for her for the…… Continue reading Summer update
If going to Alabama is the dirty south, does that make Minnesota the “clean north?” Regardless, I am missing church this morning as I begin my trip north (and east) to Minneapolis for a few days of meetings with the YouthWorks team. Here’s something fun about heading to the clean north. I kind of like…… Continue reading Off to Minneapolis
On January 1st, 2010 I will become an employee of YouthWorks. Before I talk about YouthWorks I do want to mention some things about Zondervan. A lot of negative things have been said and written (Facebook, Twitter, blogs, etc.) about Zondervan through this process. I want to convey publicly what I told them privately. They…… Continue reading My Transition to YouthWorks
Finally! That’s totally how I felt yesterday when the news came to me that we were making an announcement about the deal for Zondervan to sell YS to YouthWorks. (Here’s the link) The last few weeks, since Marko’s departure, have been a roller coaster for me. The facts presented to the staff on that day…… Continue reading YS/YW Announcement… What’s Going On?