Unfortunately this is the second time this summer we've had to announce we are saying goodbye to one of our staff. This time it's Kyle Thomas, one of our Student Ministry Coordinators. These are never easy, but I know and trust completely that Kyle and Jill have been seeking God and this is the next step God has for them. Rather than me trying to describe the journey God has had them on, here is the info, straight from Kyle himself:
Over the past year, I’ve been on an interesting journey with God. He’s been building up a risky wrestle within me, and some of the truths I’ve been learning in this wrestle have been the same truths I’ve had the privilege to teach on lately. 1. God positions us for maximum impact. 2. We can live authentic lives with God.
Coincidence? I don’t think so.
Through this journey with God and after taking one scary step of obedience at a time, He has been clear that the Thomas family will be moving to the Des Moines area. This process has required an authenticity with God that I’ve never experienced in my relationship with Him so far (which has been so cool), and I trust God is perfectly positioning the Thomas family for maximum impact.
I’ve been in the Cedar Valley for eight years and on staff at PLC for five and I’ve loved every moment! Leaving the Cedar Valley will be hard, leaving PLC will be hard and leaving so many people I love and care for will be extra hard. I’m certain of God’s call, and I long to faithfully keep in step with Him.
Here are a few questions you may have:
What will you be doing?
I’ll be working for a real estate service group in Ames. I’ll be learning the industry and putting my skills and passions for real estate and construction to work. I haven’t lost my heart for the Church or youth and that makes me excited to connect, serve and lead in the Church as a lay leader. My wife, Jill, will be working as a counselor in Urbandale at Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services. Des Moines area is also closer to family for both Jill and me, so we’re excited to have greater access to them as well!
Are you hiring someone new?
PLC will be hiring a new Student Ministries Coordinator. The job description will be posted on the PLC website soon. We’re hoping to have the position filled quickly, so we ask that you be praying with us for the right person!
What does this mean for me?
Get ready for a great year at theRock and theRoad! We’ll be kicking off theRock and theRoad Wednesday, August 27. Come ready to connect with awesome people, take next steps with Jesus and make theRock and theRoad a great place for your friends to encounter Jesus!
This can’t be good, can it?
This is so good! It might be hard, but it is good. I’m so excited for this next season both in my life and at theRock and theRoad! How cool that God is inviting YOU to join Him as a part of this transition in His Church. Keep journeying with Him. Keep in step with His Spirit!
If you have any questions, I’ll be more than glad to give an answer. I’ll be working through the transition and would love to connect!
- Kyle Thomas