Changing Career Paths

Occupation Story

Apr 1, 1959

Newport Richie, FL, USA


I came to Stetson planning to go into the ministry. I don’t know how much of this I should tell you, but one summer I had an opportunity to be a youth minister at a church over in Newport Richie, Florida. Maybe you know where that is above Tampa. I found out real quick that I had misunderstood God’s calling. I was very miserable trying to be a minister. I mean I enjoyed the people. I enjoyed the comradery. But, it was not for me. And, so, I came back to Stetson saying, “What am I going to do?”

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