Dear friends of ODUBCM,
It is with great sadness and joy that I announce I will be leaving my role as Campus Minister for Old Dominion University Baptist Collegiate Ministry. It has been a joy to serve the campus and the students these past three and a half years. I will be leaving to serve as Associate Pastor at Freemason Street Baptist Church in downtown Norfolk, and will still be in the Hampton Roads area. I am excited to continue to serve the body of Christ in Norfolk and to grow and learn as a minister at FSBC. I will be around the office till January 14th and my last official day in the role will be January 20th. I had hoped to be able to tell many of you this news in person, but with the timing of Christmas break and the recent COVID outbreak, online will have to do for now.
While some things are still being worked out in the ministry and the leadership in the future of the ministry, the wonderful Brandess Holmes who kept the ministry going during my maternity leave will take some of the leadership. Welford Orrock, our BCM state director will be working with our student leaders for the short term period while we actively search for our next full time campus minister. All general questions regarding the BCM can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org where they will be answered by the appropriate person.
It has been an absolute joy to serve as campus minister for the Baptist Collegiate Ministry at Old Dominion University these past three and a half years. Each and every one of you, from students to alumni, church partners and friends are such an integral part of this ministry and made it such a gift in my life.
As I was coming out to Virginia to interview for the position, a friend had prayed that if it was the right role, that it would be a gift. I confidently can say that my time at ODUBCM has been exactly that. From the moments of deep laughter, beautiful worship, and great conversations- ODUBCM has been a gift and I can’t think of a better place to pour my time into. I am grateful beyond words for the fellow kingdom minded friends, colleagues, and neighbors I have gotten to spend my time with. Thank you from the bottom of my heart to everyone who connected with our ministry during my time here. I am better for getting to walk alongside each of you.
I take peace in leaving knowing the ministry is in good and faithful hands. To God be the glory for the beautiful work at ODUBCM, thank you for being a part of it.
In gratitude and prayer,
Caitlin Childers Brown