I have been serving in a variety of capacities in Christ’s church for over 25 years — mainly in music and worship leadership — but in the last few years, I have had the privilege of visiting people who are dealing with health concerns or who are struggling in other ways. It has been a rewarding experience to step into these people’s lives and encourage them with God’s Word and in prayer. Many people have responded positively to this, and my current activities at LaGrave Avenue Church, some of which involve pastoral care, have also been affirming of this gift. I believe that God is calling me to seminary studies, and at least for now, to focus on pastoral care. However, I also I need to be listening to his Spirit for what he may call me to do in the future — knowing that it may extend beyond just pastoral care.