You may or may not have heard by now that our Worship Pastor @ The Gallery Church, Paul Ramey recently resigned. I first met Paul and his wife Meredith when I was working on the Passion Tour back in 2001. We stayed in touch, saw each other a conferences, and actually got to lead some retreats and conferences together. It did not take much time with Paul and Mer before they become some of my very favorite people. Their love for life, people, and God is authentic and contagious. So, I was crazy stoked when they sensed God’s leadership to move to NYC to partner with us on mission @ The Gallery Church. Needless to say I was crazy sad when they recently decided to move back to Portland, OR after being in NYC for about nine months. Paul had immediate impact on the people @ The Gallery and in NYC. He is a very sensitive pastor and gifted musician. He will be tremendously missed by the Gallery family. Paul and Mer have three boys Noah (12), Evan (10), and Jonah (8). Paul’s decision to move back to Portland was primarily motivated by his love and care for his family. Without going into details, the city was very difficult for the boys and thus for Meredith. In a day when many pastor’s have sacrificed their family for the ministry, I am grateful for men like Paul who refuse to do so. I cherish the time we have had with the Ramey’s and consider it a gift from God to have gotten to do local church ministry and church planting at that, with Paul. We love the Ramey family and will miss them very much.