Today, Doug Fields made public his resignation from Saddleback Church. A simple little blog post can’t begin to express the level of admiration and gratitude I have for Doug. I met Doug back in the late 80′s when I was taking my very first youth ministry class. Doug, only in his mid-twenties himself, was my professor! We have been friends ever since and I have had the honor of serving under his incredible leadership here at Saddleback since 1997.
Doug doesn’t have his future plans nailed down, but my hunch is that while the youth team at Saddleback will be seeing a little less of him, the “youth ministry world” will be seeing a little more of him. This, of course, is GREAT for the world of youth ministry, but not so great for the world of Kurt. We miss him already.
If you would like to read the letter he wrote to the Saddleback family, you can click the link below.