Wendt, Ryan

Ryan Wendt lives in Chicago and is a licensed minister in the Evangelical Covenant Church. This reflection is from a sermon preached at Valley Covenant Church in Stillman Valley, Illinois.

Staying connected to Jesus amid transition, loss, and grief (Fall/Winter 2022)

In my life, there are many times where I have had to rely on my connection to Jesus to get through loss, grief, and transition. In November 2016, my mentor, Curt Mortimer, died suddenly of a heart attack one Tuesday during his afternoon stroll. Losing him was hard, and after his death, I experienced loss and grief like never before.