This morning, Bonnie, Tyler, Peter, and I gathered for a team meeting, reviewing our goals for the upcoming school year and talking about what it means to do “holy marketing.” How do we pursue our work in a way that reflects God’s Kingdom, both explicitly and implicitly? I love that I get to work in a place that considers that question. Not only does the CCO call college students to serve Jesus Christ with their entire lives, but we do our best to model that in the way we do our own work, on campus and behind the scenes. What a privilege that is!
The highlight of 2015 so far has to be the launch at the end of May of the newly redesigned CCO website. You may not remember what the old site looked like, but trust me when I say that after eight years, it needed more than a facelift. Bonnie, Tyler, Peter, and I experienced the ultimate team-building exercise this past year, culminating in a brand new ccojubilee.org. Please check it out—I’d love to hear what you think!
In one of those “it’s a small world after all” moments, I discovered via Facebook that one of my newest colleagues, Eric Richey, and his wife, Alicia, are moving from Indianapolis to Ohio, to pioneer a CCO ministry at University of Cincinnati, Blue Ash. And they happen to know my cousin, Lauren Testerman, and her family from when they all lived in Indy. Crazy!
On June 28, I got to celebrate with my cousin Mary Cooper and family the wedding of her daughter, Miranda, to Colten Lindberg. Miranda participated in the CCO’s Ocean City Beach Project in 2012, which has created a fun bond between us. I love it when my worlds collide.
I look forward to more family time later this summer when, on August 1, we’ll gather at my cousin Linda’s house in Greensburg for Maczuzapalooza 2015. It will be poignant, as it will be the first family reunion without Dad. He loved his big family, and I know he would be glad that these gatherings continue.
This summer marks my 27th year with the CCO. It is not an understatement to say that I could not participate in this work without your support. Thank you for being a part of my life and ministry.
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