First, to those who have sent me notes of support and/or query about this whole moderator thing, thanks. Some of the questions that have been raised are good ones. Again, not wanting to to put too much ahead of a San Francisco decision still two months away, I will try to respond to some of the more substantive questions in the next weeks.
So far after about 50 or so notes from folks there are two distinct responses from church folks and those.
The best however was from someone who is historically Presbyterian, but has been out of the inner workings of that world for a little while when she said,
"Very exciting….I usually imagine the Moderator to be an old white guy, so it’s great to think about you in that role (in that you are not old or white!)."
While not the intent. I laughed because its sounds like I might have thought I was.