Your minister *wants* you to call them when you need them. Your minister *wants* to be there for you. You are not a burden.
None of us became ministers because we want to do committee work and answer more emails.
We became ministers for people. We love worship leadership, and being with you.
When ministers are together, we complain that our people *don’t* call us when they’re in the hospital, or something bad happened to them.
We are honored when you trust us with your stories.
So please, please call your minister when you need us. Call us when something terrible happens to you, or when something wonderful does. We can share a phone conversation, exchange emails or texts, or meet in person or via zoom.
by Rev. Dr. María Cristina Vlassdis Burgoa