We have received word from Ross Owens that he has declined our Call to come to Trinity to serve as our Youth Family Minister. Ross wrote the following:
To my family in Christ at Trinity Lutheran Church:
The past few weeks have been a time of conversations, reflections, and most of all, prayer. My wife and I have been seeking God’s guidance for what comes next for us in our lives, as well as what He is working to make happen at Gloria Dei and Trinity.
After much prayerful consideration, I believe God is leading us to stay at Gloria Dei and continue the work that God has placed in front of us here. We did not come to this decision quickly and do not offer this news lightly. We enjoyed the time we were able to spend in the Shawnee-Mission area and loved getting to worship alongside you while we were there. But God has made it clear to us that He desires for our family to continue our ministry here in Houston.
We will continue to keep you in our prayers as you continue in the call process, that our Lord will lead the right individual to serve in your midst. God has blessed you with an incredible call committee and staff, and I am confident that He will continue to lead you in the right direction.
While this is disappointing news, we continue to trust in God and look to Him for wisdom, patience, and direction. We will keep you informed of next steps. Keep praying!