An Update from Jessica Knutzen
Pastors Jim, Paul and I recently received an e-mail update from Jessica Knutzen, who is a member of Good Shepherd and is "under our care" for ordination. You may recall an update a while back after Jessica graduated from Fuller Theological Seminary. Since moving to O'ahu, Hawaii, Jessica has been serving in a year-long residency as a hospital chaplain and has recently become engaged! She writes,
Hello GSPC Pastors,
I am writing to share good news, that is in process. I have accepted a position as one of two Chaplains for Hospice Hawaii. This means I will definitely be staying here in O'ahu, and I am working with the Pacific Presbytery as my technical "calling" presbytery for ordination.
The oraganization that I will be working primarily with is the same group I am with currently, Pacific Health Ministries. They are a non-profit Medical Chaplain organization. I am looking forward to going before Pacific Presbytery or Los Ranchos Presbytery to complete the ordination process. I am wondering if it might be alright as we move in this direction to start a conversation about an ordination service at GSPC sometime this fall.
I would really like to have a service at GSPC because you, and so many of the congregation have been so supportive over the past 10+ years in my preparation and development. Thank you (and the collective GSPC you) for being so wonderful through this process and I look forward to being in conversation about this with you.
Peace and Grace,
We will be sure to keep you - as Jessica says, "the collective you" - informed about her going before the Presbytery and possible ordination gathering here.
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