August 30th I Am Officially Retiring and
Life Journey Ministries Will Be Closing its Doors!
Clear back in the mid ‘80’s and early 90’s I earned several ministry and organizational management degrees and entered into the life and times of the semiconductor industry. That career experience eventually led to the establishment of Life Journey Ministries – a ministry dedicated to helping people bring the newness of their life in Christ into their understanding and performance of their daily work.
Life Journey began in 2004 with the help of a generous grant from the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League and under the umbrella of the Northwest District (of the Lutheran Church Missouri-Synod) Lay Assistant Program. As our ministry grew under the theme Sunday People in a Monday World, we then branched out in November of 2007 and became our own independent 501 C3 ministry. In addition to our prayer retreats and on-line ministries, in late 2010 we began our Redeeming Work internet radio broadcasts with The Crossroads Radio station.
It would be impossible to list all the people who have had a major influence on the ministry that Life Journey has performed over the years. I especially praise God for the endless support from my husband, Tom. I will always remember with fond memories all the help that Lenette Schuldheisz and Chris Reinke provided; as well as the original Board of Director members, under the leadership of Candice Kilpinen, who helped get this ministry started. I can’t thank past board members (Helen Hanson, Carol Hofelmann, and Leanne Wilson-McGuire) enough for their service; but it goes beyond words trying to describe my appreciation for those board members who have been with me the entire time (Debbie Butner, Lynnette Campbell, Nancy Bergman, and Tom Schoenborn); and our own present Board chairperson, Debbi Wood.
There have been numerous friends who have supported us all along the way, ranging from good friend Cindy McCullough, to Miriam Hoelter, Mary Hilgendorf, Carol Covlin, Judy Waetjen, and (well, the list goes on and on).
The people I have met and the friends made through speaking engagements and retreats have enriched my life more than they will ever know. I humbly stand before God with a sense of awe when I think of all the people who are actively living their faith in a God who has created daily work to be a means of participating with Him in the ongoing care and productivity of life in this universe.
Life Journey’s web site (www.lifejourneyministries.org) will remain active until the end of September. When we take the site down, though, feel free to still stay in touch with me via my Facebook. Beginning the first of September, my new email address will be:
Be sure and make that change right away in your address book.
Again, my sincere thanks to you all! May you always remember to be God’s Sunday person in each of your Monday worlds!
(Soon to be “Past”) Executive Director of Life Journey Ministries!