I off to Louisville this afternoon for PCUSA stuff. I'll be attending overlapping meetings of COGA (Committee on the Office of the General Assembly) and GAMC (General Assembly Mission Council.) I attend COGA as corresponding member from the GAMC.
By my calculation this is my 12th GAMC meeting since being elected to the board in June of 2004. These last five years have been a time of incredible change and more is in the wings. As I reflect on how to describe the experience of being on the GAMC, and now being vice-chair, I haven't been able to come up with any better metaphor than the following.