Last week, Rob and Jeff called me into their office and, with heavy hearts, let me know they needed me to step down from my position. So I’m no longer the director of Echo.
The news came somewhat as a shock, because Echo went phenomenally well. It was the largest yet and we’d received some wonderful feedback. That was what made the decision so hard for Rob and Jeff. If I had done my job poorly or been dishonest it would have been an obvious decision.
But as they evaluated their longterm goals for Echo and where they wanted to take it, they realized I wasn’t the person to take it there. I can see their perspective. And since that was a very specific role that matched my very specific talents, we realized there was no longer a place for me on the team at RT Creative Group. There’s sadness on all parts because the whole team got along really well. I really like them all and they like me.
It’s hard to be upset about the situation, though. Rob and Jeff are taking great care of me and have acted in nothing but integrity. I have nothing bad to say about them or the team. They’re amazing. And we’ll probably still find ways to work together in the immediate future.
But even more than the relationship we have, I can’t be upset because I know God has something cool in store. I wouldn’t trade the seven months I had with them for anything. I learned so much and I know that these experiences have prepared me for my next chapter. God’s pretty sneaky about using situations and experiences to prepare us for His plans. I’m excited to see what’s coming next.
So for the foreseeable future I’ll be developing ChurchStageDesignIdeas and Sunday| Magazine. Just like me, those two sites are both stronger for having been part of the RT Creative Group lineup. I have some exciting ideas and plans for the two (and even a few others).
I’m excited to see what’s next for me and what’s next for Echo. I plan to attend in the future and cheer on the team with a new knowledge of what actually goes into that thing. It’s a lot harder than you might think.