Welcome Rev. Michael Bush!
In the sanctuary, the congregation was still celebrating their decision with many teary faces when Pastor Michael returned and officially received and accepted our call. He said “Thank you for being the beautiful people of God that you are, and I am so delighted to walk with you and see what amazing things God will do with this community. So, thank you and blessings.”
Pastor Michael is committed to a ministry of renewal among the Body of Christ through Biblical literacy, theological reflection, and spiritual practices. He co-authored Chaos and The Kingdom and has two other books in the editing phase in support of these practices of spiritual renewal.
He has worked with churches in discerning their congregational identity, ministry, and mission, and helping them commit to work on priorities which support deeper roots in the Spirit and wider reach into the world. He has mentored seminarians and new clergy, coached clergy and non-profit leaders, and is an affiliate coach with the Center for Progressive Renewal.
Michael and Martha Parrish Bush are the proud parents of Joshua Bush, who recently graduated from the School of International Service at American University in Washington, D.C. As part of sabbath time, Michael especially enjoys exploring the outdoors while hiking and kayaking.
This is a major event in the life of our church, and we look forward to welcoming and working with our marvelous new settled pastor.
He anticipates being relocated to Tucson and in place in early September.
See the July Tidings Newsletter for more information.