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Dear Church Family,

Letters such as this are never easy to write, but this one is especially hard because of the great love my family and I have for each of you.  Because of the growing stress and daily pressures of owning my own business, it has become quite apparent that I have reached a place in life that I can only handle one job.  Even though the position I currently hold at NCBC is part time, and might I add that Dr. Jay has been most gracious in allowing me much freedom to develop this position around my work schedule, there is only so much I am able to concentrate on and do well.  In addition, the stress of having two jobs has started to take a toll on my health, nothing extremely serious, but if I continue to increase my daily blood pressure medications at the rate I have this past year, it could become serious.  As a result, my family and my physician have finally convinced me, it’s time scale back a bit and make a few drastic changes in my life.

Therefore, effective immediately, I resign my position of Pastor to Adult & Family Ministries at NCBC.  I actually feel like the timing is perfect as there is not a great deal I can do at the moment in my area of ministry.  And by resigning now, it will give the church leadership the opportunity to make plans for the future of this position, before Sunday School classes eventually resume following the pandemic.

Please know that this decision has been well thought out, prayed over, not made in haste.  I love Dr. Jay and I am so very grateful for his continued friendship and support.  And you, church family, are dearly loved and will hold a “forever place” in the hearts of the Woodens for all that you have been to us through the years.

“The Lord bless you and keep you;

The Lord make His face shine upon you, and be gracious to you;

The Lord lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace.”

Numbers 6:24-26

 

May God continue to bless you as you so faithfully serve Him!

-Patrick

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