Tuesday, March 31, 2009

A funny thing happened to me today...


Our school, Westminster Christian Academy, is going through the final accreditation process with the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) this week. ACSI has sent a team of evaluators to do a final assessment so we can be approved for official accreditation.

Since we are a church-run school, part of the evaluation process is an interview with the pastors of Redeemer. Our meeting was at 10:15 am today, Nathan had arrived to the conference room just a few minutes before me and had already introduced himself as the associate pastor. Ever looking the part, Nathan had on a nice jacket and tie- very pastor-like. I never wear a jacket and tie except on Sundays, frankly, I can't stand wearing them. For as formal as we are on a Sunday morning, I'm a pretty informal guy the other 6 days. So I arrived in the conference room and greeted the two serious looking ACSI evaluator dudes who would conduct the interview. I introduced myself by name only and sat down with Nathan at the table.

A few awkward seconds elapse and the head interviewer says- "So, will the senior pastor be joining us"?

I just thought that was so funny.

12 comments:

Frontier Forest said...

So suave and savvy cave dwelling dude, where’s the chin beard? As senior pastor representative, being such a super stylish innovator as the pic depicts, did your dress and dew make a good impression?

Rick Calohan said...

Funny, being a worker bee, (although we should dressed business casual) I am usually in a pair of Levis, and depending on the weather, sweats in the winter, or a Hawaiian, Indian Cotton, or Barong (Filipino Shirt) in the spring and summer, button down denim or flannel shirt in the fall. On those days when the Head Cheese pays us a visit, the amazement of many of my coworkers how formal I can dress including better than those appointed over me do. I have explained that although my wife wants me to look this way everyday, I have told her they do not pay enough for me to look nice, when I have my bosses job I shall dress accordingly.

I still remember when you came to the hospital room to check on us after John was born, seeing you in sweats truly showed me a man of Grace, who does not have to put on airs to impress anyone. Besides any group who would based a schools accreditation on the appearance of the Senior Pastor as oppose to the overall performance of its teachers and students can as they say in your neck of the woods, “GO POUND SALT!”

pjw said...

They were probably expecting a "senior" pastor to have a distinguished head of gray hair, instead of being a young whippersnapper!

Nathan said...

Funny thing happened to me this afternoon when I went down to do the kindergarten chapel... I was in the class waiting for the the kindergarteners to come back from recess and one of the same accreditation guys was in the hall asking Jenny Preston if she had bible this hour. She said no Pastor Nathan is in the class waiting to do chapel. So he walks in while I was (in my jacket and tie) building the most awesome lego ship ever built.
The school should pass with flying colors, but the pastoral staff won't score high on the dignity and decorum scale.

Reepicheep said...

Just imagine if they would have met Brian!!!

We'd be sunk for sure.

Reepicheep said...

oh...and it wasn't the "most awesome lego ship ever"...not by a longshot!

Lyle said...

If only they could have seen the caveman building the lego ship. No problem with accreditation then!

Wayne said...

Bahahahahahahahaha!!!!!

William said...

Accreditation so easy, even a caveman can do it.

Nathan said...

The Kindergarteners voted and it was 10-1 (with the one kid voting twice) that I am the most awesomest lego builder over you and Brian. Ask them when you see them next...but don't try to bully them into seeing it your way.

Reepicheep said...

Who voted for me? Was it the cool, italian-looking kid? Two months of propaganda from you and Brian was too much for the rest of the class but clearly one stands above the crowd. That young man will do something great some day!!!

Mikey said...

did you dub your face on a Tina Turner picture?