There have been many staffing changes in the National Collegiate Office this year. Perhaps the most notable change for the majority of our staff serving on campuses is that The Navigators Collegiate Ministry has a new director as of June 1. But even more significant to me personally is the departure of my supervisor Mike Kozlarek. This month Mike began a well-deserved sabbatical that will run the rest of 2016. When he returns in January he will be taking a new role in NavMissions, the overseas missions arm of our ministry.
Mike has easily been one of my biggest advocates in The Navigators over the past three years. That span includes the months prior to when I accepted the position I’m in, a position which didn’t actually exist when I was pursuing it. He persuaded our leadership to take a chance both on me and the whole idea of having a communications director. Kathy and I have loved being on this adventure here in Colorado, and we recognize that the Lord used Mike greatly in making this all possible.
Since I started my job at Nav headquarters two Februarys ago Mike has continued to extend his influence as a veteran Navigator staff to promote my ideas and vision to others on my behalf. I can honestly say that the majority of my initiatives would have gained far less traction without his efforts.
I’m excited God is launching Mike into a new season of ministry! Please join me in praying for him and his wife Dana, for their sabbatical time to be refreshing and for his transition next year to be a smooth one.