Rick & Lisa Kellum
Dear Alderwood Friends,
A lot has happened since we last shared with you: we’ve been going through some big transitions. Here are just a few:
1) Last Summer, our 2nd son Gabe, married Alli in a small backyard Covid wedding. A highlight…Rick got to officiate!
2) We celebrated 30 years of marriage in a small vow renewal ceremony with our kids and a couple of family members.
3) Our “baby”, Mallory went away to college to finish up her last two years at Corban University in Salem, OR and
4) we became empty nesters. If that wasn’t enough,
5) we changed ministries with Cru as well!!
We had been feeling like God was getting us ready for a transition over the last year. Even though we enjoyed our ministry with international students and scholars, we felt we weren’t using our giftings and our almost 40 years of ministry experience as well as we could be. At the same time, God began to stir in us a desire for more of a life-on-life ministry in the community. This all led us to Cru City, a ministry of Cru that reaches out into the neighborhood, community and city.
We have a desire to not only have a grass roots ministry right where we are but also to equip others to have a ministry in their spheres of influence as well. Our desire is to bring the transforming love of Jesus to the whole city through relationships, innovative approaches and partnerships. We do this by engaging the curious and equipping the follower so that everyone finds their place in God’s story.
God is opening up opportunities all around us (even in the midst of Covid) in our neighborhood, partnering more with Alderwood in the Compassion Center and helping to equip others in the workforce to have a ministry.
THANK YOU Alderwood for your prayers and support as we begin to have more and more of a presence in our neighborhood and the surrounding area of Lynnwood…to be intentional about being “everyday followers of Jesus” and loving those around us.
Rick & Lisa
Gabe & Alli were married July 3rd in a small backyard ceremony (14 people in all). Rick was honored to officiate.
Working at the Alderwood Compassion Center.
Building relationships with neighbors, Maria & Carlos and their new baby.
Rick & Lisa were recent guests on ACC’s podcast, First Look, with Pastor Wyatt – click HERE to watch! (You can also listen on your preferred podcast platform: iTunes, Spotify, etc…just search for ACC First Look.)