This past week was staff conference, where all Student Life staff come together for about a week to refocus after summer and prepare for the school year. Everyone has had very different summers, from going on summer project, to raising support, or taking training courses. It was good to hear from our leadership team on their vision for the year, and to spend time as a team talking through some of the logistics of that vision on our individual campuses.
Max, the final member of our team, arrived just in time last week to join us for staff conference which was really good. We are going to have a really young team this year, but I'm excited to see how the Lord is going to use our "weaknesses" to show His strength.
One of the highlights is the marrieds/singles touch rugby game every year. This was Ryan's first time playing Rugby, and he did great! We're definitely still learning the rules of rugby, and I'm convinced some kiwis don't even know all the details of the rules. But anyway, the single guys won, but there's always next year!
And lastly, at the staff banquet on the last night we all met Mrs. Vonette Bright, the co-founded of Campus Crusade. Crazy huh? She was super sweet and talked to us a little about how she and Bill founded Crusade and their relationship.