Monday, August 27, 2007

Our new assistant pastor

For those of you who didn't get a copy in the mail of our letter about our new assistant pastor...

August 23, 2007

Dear Grace Covenant family,

As you know, the Session has come to the conclusion, after careful prayer and thought, that it is time for our church to bring on an assistant pastor. I’m writing to give you the update on our search for the right person to fill this position. This past week we invited Camper Mundy to interview with us. Camper and his wife Heather had the opportunity to meet with members of the congregation in a variety of settings and were interviewed by the Session this past Sunday. We decided to offer the position to Camper, and they have accepted.

We are very excited that Camper will be joining our church staff and that he and Heather will be part of our church family. For those of you who didn’t have the opportunity to meet Camper and Heather, let me tell you a little about them. For the past six years, they have been living in Vancouver, B.C. They moved there in 2001 for Camper to pursue his M.Div. at Regent College. While there, they were part of Grace Vancouver, a PCA church plant in the city. Camper worked at Grace as an intern and then as an assistant pastor, a position in which he’s served for the past three years. Prior to their time in Vancouver, Camper served for six years as InterVarsity Christian Fellowship staff at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. Camper and Heather are both graduates of Wake Forest University and will be celebrating their eleventh anniversary this fall. They are also expecting their first child, who is due at the end of October.

Camper brings many gifts to the service of our church. Two stand out to me in particular. First, he has gifts in evangelism and a great desire to see non-believers come to faith in Jesus. Second, he loves to walk alongside believers as they grow in their grasp of the goodness of God’s saving grace and learn to live out their faith in every area of life. Camper’s role at our church will include teaching Sunday school on a regular basis as well as equipping other teachers in our body, overseeing our Home Fellowship Group ministry and the ongoing training and support of those leaders, preaching on a regular basis, and helping our body better reach our communities with the gospel.

Camper and Heather will likely be arriving in town the second weekend of September, so they will soon be here with us. Please be praying for them as they say goodbye to their church family in Vancouver and make the 3,000 mile drive to Williamsburg in the next few weeks. Pray for Camper as he transfers his PCA ordination to our presbytery this fall. Finally, pray for our church as we welcome Camper and Heather and as we together follow Christ and seek to make him known in Williamsburg and the surrounding area—and to the ends of the earth.

Grace and peace,


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