by Rev. Sarah Kim, Th.D.
“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” Galatians 6:9
PATHWAYS is proud to announce the Ordination Service of Pastor Heidi Yvonne Hulme that took place on September 4, 2016 at the Faith United Church of Christ in Daveport, Iowa. She has been a dedicated learner participant in the PATHWAYS program for four years (Jan’12 ~ Sept’15) and she is named the first PATHWAYS graduate to be ordained in the local UCC congregation.
Heidi started as interim at Faith UCC, and was called to full time ministry after 6 months. She is grateful for this congregation, as they have supported her through the entire process of PATHWAYS classes, including the GTE immersion trip in 2014. They have allowed her to take the time she needed to get assignments done, as well as share with them as she has learned. They have been forgiving when she makes mistakes, and encouraging as she continues to try new things. They have refined her spiritual gifts, and continue to push her to grow in her faith.
“I am forever grateful to what they have done for my family and me, and I look forward to many more years of learning together and growing in relationship with God, one another, and with the whole world.” Faith UCC is a living testimony to the aphorism: It takes a faith community to develop and form a spiritual leader.
The PATHWAYS community sends our congratulations to Rev. Heidi Hulme and her congregation and many blessings for years to come.