It’s Been a While…

It has been a long time since I took the time to write anything for this site. In fact, it has been over 4 months! There have been several reasons for this, and I would like to share them since I do have a handful of subscribers that I feel I owe a little bit of an explanation to.Screen Shot 2014-08-11 at 12.32.43 PM

  • We Have a New Child. Asher James was born on March 25th, and it has been 5 years since we have had to adjust to life with a newborn. And though Asher is a pretty easygoing little guy, the adjustment period has been an adventure.
  • A Lack of Enthusiasm. Though I love to serve as an equipper, and I have nearly a dozen posts in various states of drafting, I have to confess that my fire to create content for the ministry community to be flickering. I think some of this comes from a lack of audience engagement (I don’t know that I am generating content that is even worth engaging with), and the rest from the next point…
  • I Have Been Let Go. Fired. Dismissed. However you want to phrase it, the church I have served for the past three years has decided to go in another direction for the leadership of their student ministry. I won’t go into any more detail about this in this post (I do plan on at least one post that explores some of my experience with the process, so watch for that), but the emotional turmoil I have been through in being let go (first time in my life I have been fired from something) from a position that I knew going into that would be my last traditional student ministry position has been a lot to deal with. Especially due to the fact that I was  informed of the decision a month after welcoming a new son into our family.

So there you have it. I hope that this is helpful for the regular readers here at The Brainpan. Since being let go I have been working on building a business as a Digital Media Specialist (videography, graphic design, websites and more) and I would encourage you to check me out in that realm. You can find me at