I don't think that there is much that is more beautiful than people who have loved the Lord, each other, and the folks around them for years and years. The kindness and joy that permeates them is something that I look to and think, "I want to be like that." Pastors Jim and Betsey were such a treat for me to photograph for that very reason. Their mini session was a gift from their daughter and I was delighted with the opportunity to visit with them as we walked the park. They have been through a year of transitions, the biggest being stepping down from being lead pastors at their church, Eastside Foursquare Church . When I asked them what they were going to do with all their free time now that they were retired, they smiled and said, "Well, we have a few things that we are still doing." As they listed them off, I realized they may be doing different things but they still have their plates nice and full with ministry and family..and I suspect they like it that way :) .
When they arrived Betsey said, "We've decided to dress the way we do all the time." Good for them...and a nice shoutout to the good people of Petoskey, Michigan, Betsey's hometown. Here's a few favorites.
(Doesn't Pastor Jim look just a bit like a cool drummer here?)
God's richest blessings on you during this next season of your lives and ministry together!