As many of you know, during Christmas week I had a basal skin cell cancer removed from my face; this type of cancer is typically confined and is eminently treatable. Reconstructive surgery followed on the first Wednesday in January. I had some complications that resulted in a second round of reconstructive surgery a couple of days later.
All this means that my recuperation will be prolonged. The staff, Wardens and I are working together to ensure that both day-to-day operations and long-term projects move forward as I step away for a time. At present I anticipate a period of complete rest, then a period of working from home, and finally returning to church. I cannot lay out an exact timetable other than we are talking weeks rather than days.
I greatly appreciate all your best wishes and expressions of concern. At present, it is best to contact me by postal mail. All cards and letters can be sent via Trinity (16 East 4th Street, Covington, KY 41011). I will keep you updated as my condition improves.
In the meantime, I ask for your patience and prayers.