|Celebrating Laura! Thursday was her birthday|
One of the best traditions of the WS Fellows is how we celebrate birthdays. We gather when possible over food and spend time sharing the things we love most about the person. This week we had the chance to honor and affirm one of our all time greats: Laura Johnson.
The Paynters whipped up some chili and gourmet cheese toast for the Fellows Monday night. It was o good, it put us all in a near food coma!
|Trent enters the food coma|
I don't think this was the cause or the reason, but Mathu shared a video with us about the perils of hitting the snooze button.
I have no idea if this video is accurate but we decided to give it a try. Tuesday morning, we began the no snooze challenge...
|No snooze challnge|
|no snooze challenge|
|no snooze challenge|
|David and Logan|
I learned the day before that David didn't have school, so I brought him along to Davidson for a recruiting visit. (I guess you could call it his first official college visit.)
It was a successful day in more ways than one. I think we recruited a couple potential Fellows. AND I think Davidson is now David's top choice in colleges! WOO-HOO! Make a dad proud!
|What a fun day!|
|Natalie celebrated her birthday on Tuesday!|
What's up with all the February birthdays????
Minus our leader lunch with Keith Vest, February has been all about women leaders. This week it was one of the best: Cynthia Tessien.
Former CEO of Inmar, now Accounting Professor, Cynthia led the Fellows in one of the best conversations of the year.
THANK YOU CYNTHIA!
|Cynthia repping in the Fellows gear|
I always learn something new when I listen to this amazing leader. This year it was the term Gravity Issues. That was a new one for me!
|The Fellows and Cynthia|
|It is always cool when the Fellows linger to talk with the speaker|
WORSHIP WITH NIGEL
Thursday afternoon, I had the sweet privilege of spending time with Nigel and Sarah Alston. Sarah's been under the weather recently and so they haven't had the chance to go to church.
So I brought church to them!
|Nigel caught me in the middle of eating the body of Christ! (He was a little dry!)|
|Later we did some dreaming and scheming|
Thank you Nigel! What a sweet time with a friend til the end.
We had a great time with Jack on Friday and then we workshopped mission and purpose statements. They are starting to come together.
Welcome Haley! We are celebrating our first of what might be several Wake Forest students who will be coming our way next year.
Haley is a remarkable young woman with a massive servant's heart and a brilliant mind. She has plans to pursue medicine and ministry.
So excited to have you on board.
We have a few more interviews on the docket. I'll be heading to Montreat for a recruitment trip on Tuesday.
Remember: you are one of our best avenues of recruiting. (Spots are filling quickly this year).
We need your financial support!
Here's how to give it.
or Mail to:
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OTHER WAYS TO GIVE
We need ROUND TABLE HOSTS. March 4 is open. Also March 18, 25. April 1, 8, 15.
email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Some CURRENT Fellows are looking for job opportunities following the Fellows year. Let me know if you are looking for smart, hard-working, men and women of integrity, who are motivated to be the best hire you have ever had.
|Mathu takes it for the team|
Just an example of what these Fellows are willing to do...
Monday: ROUND TABLE at the Ericksons
Tuesday: Recruiting Trip to Montreat
Wednesday: LEADER LUNCH with Dr. Rebecca Alexander the mastermind of Wake Downtown
Thursday: Planning Day
Friday: Last class with Jack and first class with Joe Moore. Christian, Mathu and I are heading to a conference. AND Joy Prom that night.
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|David and the Wildcat|
|My son David at Davidson|
|Kate, Ashley, JP, Ned, Natalie, Morgan and Tim|
|Cythnia is killing it!|
|Speaking of killing it! Chanice is working out at FAST with Clay and Curt!|