Preparing for the Next Era in YTI’s Mission
I write this note to you my friends two weeks before Christmas, knowing that this will not arrive in your mailboxes until several weeks into the New Year. However, schedule necessitates that our timing be just a little different this year!
I have been given the gift of a three-month sabbatical beginning this January. It has been eleven years since the founding of YTI, and nine years since I became president. It has been a long, demanding, yet very rewarding journey. We have a new facility, a fantastic faculty and staff, and the future is very promising.
On my sabbatical I will be on a spiritual retreat in Salisbury, England, followed by professional development in Portland, Ore., and Tulsa, Okla. In March, Melissa and I will be taking a brief trip to Hawaii for some much-needed family time. In April I am back on the job working on marketing, recruiting, and annual fund development.
I appreciate your prayers during this time as I prepare for the next era in YTI’s mission of equipping men and women to lead effectively in diverse spiritual settings through meaningful theological study.