Dear Enews Friends,
Many of us are meeting for the first time. My name is Steve Gillen, and I have been on staff at Willow for more than 20 years. I have served as the lead pastor at Willow North Shore since 2008. With the recent changes in our leadership, I have been asked to serve as acting lead pastor to help navigate this transition and shepherd our staff.
In the midst of these difficult days, I have sensed God's presence and hand guiding us. Months ago, Henry Cloud agreed to teach this weekend without knowing the changes that would come. Yet God knew that we needed Henry's voice to speak truth and compassion to our congregation. Henry will bring an honest message about trust, and we will come together to worship and seek our great God.
I love this church—and many of my friends have come to faith here. I owe this church a huge debt of gratitude. I pray that we can come together and do the hard, and much needed, work of reflection, repentance, and healing. I look forward to getting to know many of you and walking with you in the weeks and months ahead.
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