she was adopted a few days ago in the parents of time and will only come at the end of August. This is not easy, but she goes with the Knowledge that your community is in good and familiar hands.
"There is a permanent Vacancy and is Detlef Paul," says Jennifer Scherf, in a conversation shortly before the start of your Parental leave. Paul was the members of the congregation already known and support Scherf after your return until the end of the year. "I would like to work in this time, like part-time.""I want to spend time with my family."
be Aware Scherf is the step in the parents ' time. "I want to spend time with my family." The background of your nine-month-old daughter, who also swirls the everyday life of a pastor of a mess. It was planned to travel a lot, what I can now, however, is not quite so easy to implement. With the corona crisis, the pastor had not expected too. Nevertheless, she wanted to use the time to Enjoy.
If Scherf of your work speaks, then this is not a job with fixed working hours. "A lot takes place with a group of volunteers who Meet after their working hours need," says the pastor, but needs to be on the other side during the working hours because, in order to clarify the organizational issues. "The solid structure, there is not in us. There is also no solid weekend.“ They often use the Saturday to worship services to prepare, which keeps you on Sunday. Holidays and Christmas eve are also connected with a lot of work. Since it is in need of a Partner, the the support."With my daughter, have shifted the priorities, of course"
Nevertheless, it is in this time not easy to retire. Just as the corona of a crisis, the contact is all the more important. But you know to the understanding of many. The members are happy for you to accept the family time and support even though the experiences have made Scherf already."We want to stay here"
is that Jennifer Scherf wants to remain as pastor in the Bottom of the Geiseltal and Leuna. Their three-year posting period is now expired. After that, the pastor may choose where you want to go, and may also apply. And?
"We want to stay here," she says with a Smile. In the past years, had grown a lot, many projects has been pushed, and she wanted to see how everything develops and the fruits of the work of harvest. (mz)
This article was written by Melain van Alst
*The post "is a shift in priorities: a pastor takes on a little family break," published by the mitteldeutsche Zeitung. Contact with the executives here.Central German newspaper Updated Date: 21 May 2020, 21:27