After his retirement Bob served as a Trustee, and was still serving on the Board when I arrived in 2010. In total he served the organization for over fifty years. In the time I knew him, he never once offered his opinions unless I asked for it. He was humble and confident that way. He didn’t always agree with my decisions, regardless, he was always supportive.
In my last conversation with him before he departed to be with his Lord, I asked Bob what was the key ingredient needed to be successful in my role. He immediately replied, “You can’t just do the work. You’ve must live it. You must give it everything you’ve got. You must lay it all on the line. Don’t hold back. Only then will God bless your labor.” Seems to me, that’s pretty good advice.
Take Away: If you can’t run with the big dogs, best not get off the porch.