My name is Jamie Michaels, and I'm so thrilled to be joining you all as campus pastor this year at UC Merced and Merced College!
The start of a new school year is always a time of beginnings. Whether you're starting college for the first time, or stepping on campus for your final year of school, transitions can be disorienting - and hard.
Over the next week, I want to invite you to do one thing every day that grounds you. What is the thing that never fails to feed your soul? Read a chapter in a book (not a textbook!), draw a picture (I used to doodle in coloring books when I was in school), or go for a walk - whatever connects you to who you are.
If you're feeling lost, or out of touch, or just want someone to chat with, remember I'm just a phone call or email away! I'm so looking forward to meeting you all, and to exploring these transitions together!
Grace and Peace,