It's early evening and I am somewhere over Michigan or Ohio. Not sure of the route Delta flies from Grand Rapids to Atlanta. Come to think of it, I can't recall when I last flew through Atlanta on an outbound leg of a trip. Guess I could look in the inflight magazine but I really don't care where I am at the moment. I do care about where I am going.
About this time tomorrow I will be touching down in Tel Aviv.
I have yet to process the trip. It came on a little fast as business trips often do. Then there were all the last minute details like pulling together essential papers, portable electronics, travel docs, etc. And packing my suitcase, briefcase, and rucksack.
So now I'm taking advantage of the quiet of the cabin and 3:40 left of battery life on my Mac to begin sharing news about professional changes that few folks are aware of. Events unfolded rather quickly so only those I am or have been or will be working with are "in the know."
Recently I began serving as president for EthnoGraphic Media (EGM), a 501c(3) educational nonprofit formed in 2007 to explore the critical issues of our time through film and new media. The community of writers, artists, strategists, and filmmakers that embody EGM capture true stories of theological virtues moving through the human condition. EGM hopes those who see, hear, and experience these stories will gain a deeper understanding and heighten sensitivity that moves them to meaningful action. http://www.egmfilms.org
The role of president entails championing EGM's mission, vision, and values; solidifying its strategic direction and tactical plans; encouraging a team of talented industry professionals; fostering mutually-beneficial relationships and partnerships; and driving EGM toward its objectives.
For those who know me, you know I have always been drawn to organizations with a relentless pursuit of achieving the seemingly unachievable: "changing the world" at University of Texas at Austin; "reaching for the stars" at Leo Burnett; "advancing humanity" at Hanon McKendry; and "living life inspired" at Zondervan.
So I invite you to explore the work of EthnoGraphic Media and get to know the folks who are part of its community. More importantly, I hope you will encounter a story, issue, situation, or person that connects with you in a meaningful way.
Hey, gotta run!