Started by A Sasse Waltherian, September 14, 2011, 06:33:43 PM
Quote from: mmeyer on July 30, 2012, 01:22:41 PMI'm probably hi-jacking this thread - but it makes sense (to me) to place it in this topic. Every now and then - my name and possible motives pop up on a gossip site concerning my status as possible Campus Ministry Facilitator for the Mn South District. I have tried to keep mostly silent about this - but I will feel better if I clear the air a bit (and also probably vent a spleen as well).Here is an edited version of what I posted on another site....So FOR the record – here it goes:There was a time that a person in the district asked me about their idea of Campus ministry facilitator. They told me they wanted to restart or plant more campus ministries in Mn South. I listened to their ideas – gave a few of my own (among them was, sending out student interns which would work WITH the local parish pastor to bring students to Word and Sacrament ministry – which was met with HOWLS of derision from your side because it violated their idea of vocation – well, that is, until Rev. Bart Day said essentially the same thing on a KFUO interview – which I have the clip copied).After their presentation – and question of whether I may be interested in the position – i asked a simple question – "Would my salary be bumped up with the added work and responsibility?" And this is a direct quote – "Well, do you like your work? There will just be more of it."No salary bump – no cushy office space and leather chair – just me in my same 40 yr old desk and metal chair in my office at the room at the Campus Lutheran Chapel – AKA "Hosanna Highland".Nothing has been mentioned recently. I'm guessing that their plans have been altered after the convention. At this point, I'm planning on just finishing the rest of my contract while contemplating my next vocation.I asked for the record to be corrected by your side (the "confessional" Lutherans) more than once – but they never, ever changed it. I have worked very hard to keep silent and just go with the flow – considering the source(s). But now it's time to correct the record, although I doubt it will make any difference. I am so disappointed in how this has all been handled in so many ways.For the next 2 1/2 yrs, I am the campus pastor serving the people of Minnesota State – Mankato and surrounding area. My building is in the process of being sold – and I have no idea of what my future holds.Monte MeyerCampus Pastor – MSU-Mankato
Quote from: sgehrke on August 09, 2012, 10:35:42 AMNo idea why the district wanted the cornerstone, but ULC was explicitly told the district wanted it (this is second hand info).
Quote from: peter_speckhard on August 09, 2012, 11:16:21 AMQuote from: sgehrke on August 09, 2012, 10:35:42 AMNo idea why the district wanted the cornerstone, but ULC was explicitly told the district wanted it (this is second hand info).Well, that makes sense. "We want it," is a different thing than, "You can't have it." The way it was described as just lying upside down in a pile of rubble because the district said ULC couldn't have it made it sound like the district would rather it went in the garbage than go to ULC. If they're keeping it for historical purposes or something, well, again, that makes perfect sense.
Quote from: mmeyer on August 10, 2012, 09:31:24 AMSome of your comments are as bad as the other LCMS gossip sites. Why not just find out the truth instead of this stupid speculation. You can do better. Be sad about the loss of the building - but don't descend to this speculative nonsense like BJS or the other confessional gossip websites.
Quote from: swbohler on August 10, 2012, 10:57:12 AMQuote from: mmeyer on August 10, 2012, 09:31:24 AMSome of your comments are as bad as the other LCMS gossip sites. Why not just find out the truth instead of this stupid speculation. You can do better. Be sad about the loss of the building - but don't descend to this speculative nonsense like BJS or the other confessional gossip websites. Unfortunately, Mrs. Meyer, the MNS district has refused to explain/discuss such things, preferring to keep them in executive session of the BOD.