I haven’t posted anything official about this yet, so I thought it was time. I’m in the car right now with Deanna and we’re on our way to Duluth, Minnesota. This will be our new home for, at least, the next four years.  Deanna was accepted into UMD for medical school this fall and although we’ll be very sad to leave our family and friends in Rapid City, SD, behind, we’re excited and expectant for the journey we are about to begin.  We’re on a scouting trip, searching out a place to live, visiting some churches, and also some other areas of interest before we move our family towards the end of July.  We’re moving forward in faith and are confident that this is where God is leading us next.

Before our trip, we’ve been visiting sites such as visitduluth.com and perfectduluthday.com.  Looks like there is lots to explore!

To those wondering, our last Sunday at Destiny Foursquare Church as pastoral staff will be Sunday, July 25.  Leaving behind Destiny and the student ministry, friends, students there will be hard, to say the very least.  On the plus side though, the Council has decided to keep me on staff as a “technology pastor” to help and assist on design and tech stuff from afar.  That way we’ll still get to stay somewhat connected with our church family as we go.

We’ll try and take some video of our adventures here this weekend.  Stay tuned! 🙂


Shawn Michael

Husband, father, musician, pastor, Internet junkie, and Foursquare District NextGen Rep for the Gateway District