I've done a really poor job of updating on Curtis' ministry at Grace Church of the Islands lately. As I have previously mentioned on our blog, Curtis has been ministering in Savannah as an Associate Pastor since he graduated from seminary for the past three and a half years. Most of his ministry has been focused on middle school and high school students, but he has enjoyed many other responsibilities that a small church can bring. This includes developing and implementing a small group ministry, preaching and teaching, as well as other pastoral duties. These duties have increased over the last year and a half due to our Senior Pastor's deployment for 4 months as a chaplain (2011) and more recently, because he has stepped down from his position at our church as of August 2012. Curtis is now the only ordained pastor on staff at our church. As we await a new Senior Pastor at Grace, Curtis has been gaining valuable experience preaching 75% of the time, overseeing the small group ministry and the youth ministry. (Thankfully, our church hired an intern to help with the youth ministry since Curtis' responsibilities have changed.) It has been quite the transition for Curtis to handle all this as we prepare to have a baby in February.