Twelve years ago
when I met Erin, I quickly learned what her
friends knew well – she takes no prisoners when it comes to having fun. As an intern in Mexico, she snuck up behind me and
smeared chocolate cake in my face.
Later, she became infamous in the office for her rubber band wars. And when I performed the wedding ceremony for
Tim and her, when they
turned to face me, their broad smiles revealed those
ugly, snaggly, false teeth that they’d just put in so that only I could see (I
almost maintained a straight face I’m happy to report).
But what I love
most about Erin is her serious side. Perhaps because she excelled in athletics,
she’s a coach’s dream, always seeking to grow.
Whenever I invest in Erin, I know that
she’s going to find a way to implement the advice. As head of Church Mobilization team, she’s
grown into a good leader.
And despite the
passage of years, she’s resisted settling into a comfort zone. This month, she and Tim and their son Colt
will be selling everything they own and joining with a team of others who God
is calling to learn what it means to be radical disciples together. They don’t know where God is sending them
yet, but they are ready to serve God without holding back anything.
BTW, if you’re
interested in joining a team like that, I can put you in touch with Erin and