Seeley Swan Pathfinder -

By Erik Hatch
Former Youth Director from First Lutheran Church, Fargo, N.D. 

You're Not that Important


My mentor, co-worker and friend Rollie Johnson told those words to me in 2001. My mom had just died and I was entering into my senior year of college. I had mounds of responsibilities (from work to clubs to school to church and everything in-between) on my plate and I was emotionally broken. I didn’t know how to function with this new heaping pile of hurt from losing my mom. So, through my tears and pain, I told Rollie that I just wasn’t sure what to do because I had committed myself to so many things. And I wasn’t just a participant – I was a leader…or in some cases THE leader.


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