Thursday, June 28, 2007

Minor Job Change

Well, my job is going to be a little different this coming year. For one, Rachel and I will be preparing to have our baby. Having a little one will significantly alter the manner and in some ways, the method of my ministry. (I don't think I'll be going to Denny's at midnight very often next year.) But the bigger change is actually going to surround some of my responsibilities.

My boss Tracy has accepted a position at a different University, and she'll be heading to her new job at the end of the week. I'm really excited for her and I think it's going to be a much better fit for her. She has taught me a lot about how to lead others, what reasonable expectations are, and how to hold people accountable without undermining them. She's been a great supervisor, and I'll miss her a lot. With Tracy gone, WJU will be going through the process of trying to replace her, but its something that will take a lot of time. In the mean-time, I'll be helping with taking over her duties, and that is where my "Minor Job Change" comes in. Tracy handles all of the judcial cases on campus. (When someone gets written up, she deals with it.) With Tracy gone, we will need someone to replace her. While I won't be doing all of the Student Conduct work, I will take over some of it. I am in the office at a desk for only 15 hours a week, and starting next year all 15 hours will be devoted to student conduct. Everything that I don't complete in those 15 hours will be completed by someone else in the office. Of course, that will mean that the things I was doing in the office during those 15 hours will have to be done by someone else, but I think it's manageable. Hopefully it won't result in a much stronger work load, but it's a change.

As I look back, I notice that my life has changed dramatically since I joined the CCO. In an effort to look back at all that change, I'm going to write down the "Timeline of Change" here for you.

1. Joined CCO.
2. Went to Geneva College for six weeks of training
3. Moved everything to Wheeling, West Virginia
4. Started work as Area Coordinator
5. Started dating Rachel McCowin
6. Started Bible Study on Campus
7. Got engaged to Rachel McCowin
8. Moved to McHugh Hall
9. Got married to Rachel
10. Took over additional responsibilities at WJU
11. Started new group on Campus
12. Found out Rachel and I were pregnant
14. Moved to Steenrod Hall
15. Added new responsibilities at WJU with Boss's departure
16. (Near Future) Move to Campion Hall
17. (Near Future) Bring home our New Baby!!!!

I went through the trouble of bolding the moves because, well they drive me nuts. Well that's it for now. Just wanted to post because it's been a while.


Anonymous said...

Yummy, sweet, buttery goodness

Sorry to all for the inside joke, but there's nothing better then whiskey after a day of moving.


Anonymous said...

Joshua-- you are the best.
I found your blog and thought I would check it out. Thank you for your kind words.

I look forward to sharing a beer with you. Tell Rachel I said Hello