New season: a personal announcement from Rick

For the past four and a half years, I have been pursuing a Master in Divinity from Beeson Divinity School, and shockingly, graduation is just a few weeks away. Woo hoo! As one might assume, my wife, kids, and I are thrilled. Beeson has been an enriching season, but we are quite ready to move to the next thing.

Thankfully, we know what the next thing is. Our church, Christ the King Anglican, has asked me to come on staff as a full-time pastor. Molly and I have always dreamed of serving alongside each other, and CTK is affirming of this dream. (I will be ordained a priest, and Molly a deacon in the Anglican Church.) This Christ-centered, Bible-believing church has been our beloved home for the past five years, and we're thrilled to be able to give back to those who have loved us through our ups and downs. It will especially be an honor to serve under our spiritual mentors, Lyle and Mary Dorsett.

What does this mean for Macinstructor? The staff of CTK has graciously given me room to continue running Macinstructor. It is not going anywhere. I suppose if you believe your Mac is possessed, I could even anoint it with oil. ;)

I would like to give a hearty thanks to those of you who have been especially encouraging and patient with me as I juggled school, church, family, and work. While I expect being on staff at a church to be incredibly stretching, I am quite eager to have a life without syllabi, deadlines, and grades. Perhaps my hair might even grow back! Thanks again, and I look forward to this new season.


Rick Stawarz

Minneapolis, MN

I am an Apple Certified Support Professional with over a decade of experience supporting families, schools, and businesses. Tech has always captured my imagination, but it's not my only passion. I'm an ordained Anglican minister;  Aeropress is a daily ritual of mine; I've driven across Mongolia; and I'm the father of three girls. I hope to provide for you a balanced and realistic perspective into the practicality of technology.