Boyne City – Jamie Woodall, his wife, Kris, and their four children – Rylie, Evan, Reagan, and Wyatt – have lived in Boyne City since 2009, when they came to start a new church here. It was with great joy that they helped start the Boyne City campus of Genesis church, building relationships and a ministry that they are continue to be part of in many ways.
After seven years pastoring Genesis Boyne, they came (somewhat reluctantly) to the realization that their role was changing. In the same way that parents raise their children until they are old enough to make their own way, Jamie and Kris realized that Genesis was ready for a new pastoral direction. Like relay runners, they realized that starting the church was their leg of the race, and so passed the baton on to a wonderful couple for the next leg.
Jamie’s attitude and passion for ministry didn’t disappear, though it transitioned into caring for people in a new way. With much thoughtfulness (and prayer), he and Kris decided that the best way to stay involved in the community and in the lives of a diverse range of people, was for Jamie to embark on a real estate career.
Real estate is sometimes cut-and-dried: you list or show a home, you do the paperwork, you advise clients through a more or less familiar process, and you’re done. But usually that is not the way it works. Buying and selling are both emotional, and for the clients involved, it can be one of the biggest decisions they make in their lives. Jamie brings all the skills of his prior job into play as people deal with the difficulties associated with selling and buying – from the processes to the personal.
Jamie has the right tools for the job, whatever the needs of his clients. He’s resourceful, hard-working and genuine. He knows and loves the area, and is familiar with the procedures of real estate and the potential hurdles with financing, appraisals, or inspections. All the way, he will be able to guide the transaction to a successful conclusion.
In many ways, he and Kris miss their role in pastoral ministry, but they know there are a lot of ways to continue meeting and helping people at their point of need outside church walls.
“We love helping people in our community,” Jamie said. “Walking with others through buying or selling a home is another way I get to do that now.”
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