What do you think of when you hear the word pastor?

Do you think preacher, counselor, leader, shepherd, or any number of other descriptors?

Since standing in the office of pastor for the last 2 1/2 months it’s something very different than what I thought it would be. I’ve preached before, given "pastoral care" before, but never stood in the office of pastor until being invited to be the interim Sr. Pastor of Life in Christ Church in Limon CO.

It’s been amazing. Amazingly hard but an amazing blessing as well. I’ve always known God has a special place in His heart for those who shepherd the people of God but have never experienced the love God has for His people in such a personal powerful way.

Standing in front those who He bought with His own blood every week has caused me to see people in a very different way. My heart breaks sometimes as I sit in the evening with my family knowing the very real challenges those God has entrusted to me are facing. It’s also been amazing to see God working in peoples lives. I routinely get emails thanking me for what I’ve done when  most often I just happened to be present when God has moved.

I don’t know what the future holds for me but I will always be grateful for the opportunity to serve the people in Limon for this season.

Please remember to pray for your pastor. It matters.

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Gary Trobee is a certified coach and a seasoned leader with over 20 years’ experience mentoring, coaching, and encouraging leaders and their teams.