Sermon by Minda Schweizer
July 27, 2014
Irvine Presbyterian Church
My name is Minda Schweizer. My family and I have been a part of the IPC worshipping community now for a year and during this time I’ve enjoyed meeting and getting to know many of you. For those who I haven’t had the opportunity to meet, I am married to Aaron Schweizer, IPC’s Operations Director. When people first meet me, I often get, “Oh you’re Aaron’s wife…we love him. He is doing such a great job.” I personally agree. I think he’s very talented at his job and he has a pastoral heart. It makes for a great combination. What some people don’t know is that our roles reverse at different points in the week…and he gets, “Oh, you’re Minda’s husband.” This happens at our presbytery meetings and at 4:30 on Sunday afternoons when we go to a small church service where I serve as a pastoral intern in Ladera Ranch called Common Villages. Common Villages is a worship gathering developing into a community of house churches.
Last year in July, Aaron and I entered into a mid-career ministry transition. We transitioned from serving in a parachurch ministry as college campus ministers for 17 years with Campus Crusade for Christ to serving in church ministry… sometimes I find myself quietly asking, “How did I get here?”