The greatest and most wonderful experience of my life
Senior Pastor Apulia United Methodist Church (Former Employee) – Apulia Station, NY – February 28, 2015
This was the best most rewarding job that that I have ever had. The venue that I worked in required creativity, enthusiasm, people skills, and enabled me to use my talents in many different ways. My staff was wonderful. Because of their dedication and tremendous talent they made my job so much easier.
I worked most days out of my home where I kept my office. I usually worked on my message for the following week. I tried to keep my messages topical and where people could relate in their daily lives.
As the manager of the church, I was the final decision maker. I kept expenses down and kept the church in good financial shape.
My co-workers were limited, we had musicians, cleaning staff, my assistant pastor was my wife who is also a Methodist Pastor.
I think that the most difficult part of the job was dealing with people who were terminally ill. You always hate to lose someone that you have grown to love.
My greatest joy came when I performed weddings, baptizing babies, and meeting with new people. There is no down side to this vocation as far as I am concerned.
We were a small church that was in the process of growing when I retired.l
Working with great people and being my own boss.
There are no down sides.