We have some big news to share. We’re moving, and I am changing jobs! While we could have shared this with a simple tweet or short Facebook message, we figured that this news would trigger a lot of questions. Below are some of what we think may be the most frequently asked questions with brief responses. If you have more questions, please post a comment and we’ll either reply there or do a follow up post.
Where are you moving to? Out of state? Out of country?
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America. New city, new state, same country. Even though we’ll be farther north, we’ll also be farther from Canada.
What’s the new job?
I’ll be joining Desiring God as a Product Manager.
What is Desiring God?
It is a non-profit Christian organization that was founded by John Piper in 1994. (Who is John Piper?) Desiring God’s mission is to “spread a passion for the supremacy of God in all things for the joy of all peoples through Jesus Christ.”
What’s the product that you’ll be managing?
All the resources from Desiring God are distributed for free, so there isn’t a traditional product for sale that I’ll be managing. Over the years, the web has become a core communication and distribution channel for Desiring God, so while I’m still learning more about the details, I’ll have responsibility for managing the desiringgod.org site and a few mobile apps.
When is all of this happening?
I’ll be wrapping up my time with Ford at the end of the year and starting at Desiring God in January 2014. The timing of the move is still TBD. I’ll work remotely for a bit while we sell our home in Michigan and look for a place to live in Minneapolis.
This could be a long answer but I’ll try to stick with the promised brief responses. Essentially, it came down to the right time and the right opportunity. Some might call the circumstances coincidence, others divine providence. Nevertheless, it’s been a fun journey, and we’re excited for what lies ahead.
You don’t like Michigan?
Not true. We’ve lived in Michigan for over 7 years. It’s the birthplace of our daughters and has been a good home. We’ll miss a lot of Michiganders.
So, you weren’t happy at Ford?
False. Ford was my first “real” job coming out of college, and they’ve treated me well over the last 7 years. Thanks to all my colleagues at Ford.
Won’t you be farther away from your family?
This was the most difficult part of the decision. We have loving parents and siblings in Indiana and Ohio. It’ll be tough to have more miles between us, but thankfully, they have been supportive and committed to our relationships.
Last question, how important was it for you to get farther away from Canada?
Not important at all. It never crossed my mind until I answered the first question on this post ;)