Close friends know that I have a strong aversion to saying “goodbye.” For some of us, saying the word “goodbye” feels like a part of our heart is shattering. If I sound a bit over the top, forgive me, I’ve said a lot of goodbyes in my lifetime – and another one is about to happen this week.
This past weekend – after an incredible Horizon 8.0 gala! – marked the end of an incredible 3+ year journey for me and a colleague of mine, Ashley (AKA Ginger). If you have not yet picked up on it, Ashley has beautiful, red hair. But Ashley’s gorgeous, red hair is just one of the things that makes this woman amazingly beautiful – and this blog post is about her. It’s my way of saying “goodbye” (see you again!).
Here’s just a few of the things I love and appreciate about Ashley:
I am going to miss Ashley is ways I can’t put into words, but I am excited for her, with her, and I pray the Lord’s blessing upon her in this new season of life and ministry.
I’ll be seeing you Ashley! Thanks for being a beautiful image-bearer of Christ!
The Reverend Carmen Kampman is a woman on the road of leadership. Ordained with the PAOC, she is a steward of God’s call to women in ministry, and the founder of LEAD Women, a ministry equipping Christian women for leadership. She is also VP of Advancement at Horizon College & Seminary, and a graduate student in the Masters of Leadership program at Briercrest Seminary. Through study, discipline, and passionate encouragement, Carmen cultivates the deep wells of God’s grace and invites others to journey with her, to discover for themselves who they are and how God is calling them to where they want to be.