Thomas McKenzie
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My Longest Job Stint Ever

A thought came into my head very early this morning: "I've been doing this a long time."

Specifically, I have been pastor of Church of the Redeemer longer than I have held any other job in my entire life.

  • Pastor of Church of the Redeemer: 4 years, 7 months, 1 week and counting
  • Assistant Rector, St. Bartholomew's: 4 years, 6 months, 3 weeks
  • Youth Minister, St. Stephen's: 3 years, 6 months
  • Assistant Rector and Youth Minister, Christ Church: 2 years, 8 months

I've worked lots of places, including IHOP, a hair salon, a TV station, a newspaper, and two summer camps. I've had jobs teaching continuing education, interning in a Church, tutoring, landscaping, and lifeguarding. I worked for my dad forever, but I don't think that really counts. The most I ever had those real jobs was a couple of years (the newspaper). So I have now had this job longer than I've ever had any other.

I have to say that of all my jobs, I really do like this one the best. I loved St. Bartholomew's and St. Stephen's (Christ Church was problematic), but I'm so blessed to be part of this incredible church.

OK, that's all.