Called and Installed

Well, it’s official.

I am finally called and installed as an associate pastor at Fox Valley Presbyterian Church.

The service was wonderful—excellent preaching (thank you, Dave!); beautiful music; inspiring charges; the nine questions (what Presbyterian ministers are asked on these occasions); meaningful participants (my Dad and my Grandpa; sheet cake…

After my family left this afternoon, Erik and I went for a walk with Zora. And that’s when it hit both of us: here we are. We’ve been nomads since we got married—grad school, switching jobs, waiting for a call. But here we are. Called and installed. We’re finally in the place where we’ve been waiting to be.

3 Responses to “Called and Installed”

  1. agata Says:

    Congratulations! May God bless you as you work “officially.”

  2. susan Says:

    Congratulations! I would love to read your reflections on settling in to this exciting call.

  3. Karen Johnson Says:

    Dear Erica:
    How wonderful! Congratulations to you and Erik.
    I have fond memories of the two of you in Seminary housing! Oh, how you disliked it, and I don’t blame you. Many blessings to you and your family.