I have served as the choir director in our ward for 8+ years. I love being part of the choir. These are amazing people and we have a great time together for an hour each Sabbath afternoon.
More than two years ago I had the distinct impression that I was doing someone else's calling. I've had that impression once before and that time I spoke with the Bishop about it and was released a few weeks later. This time I spoke with the bishop and nothing happened. Then about 15 months ago, I spoke with one of the counselors and told him how I was feeling. At that point I even had feelings about who my replacement could be. I didn't tell that to anyone though.
Bishop Haffner later told me that the previous bishop had extended the call but it was refused. Long story short, I was released today!!!! Heidi Cerveny was called and accepted. It wasn't a difficult calling. I had a lot of fun, but it went about three years too long. Heidi will be great. She's nervous about it but I don't know why as she used to teach jr. and sr. high choir at school. I would think being in front of those youth would be a lot more intimidating than being in front of all of us who want to be here and love one another.
I loved being able to sing with the choir today and not standing in front directing.
5 days ago