President’s Message

Posts by Paraclete President Glen Volkhardt.

Signs of Spring, Signs of Impact

We are beginning to hope that spring is truly here in Colorado.  After some heavy snow in late April, precipitation is now falling in the form of rain along the Front Range of the Rockies, and as I write, in early May, the low temperatures in the ten-day forecast for Colorado Springs don’t fall below […]

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Upcoming Paraclete Conference

On August 21st my pastor announced that it was the first day of fall!  He meant that it was the first day of the fall semester, but I found myself mustering an internal protest, not ready for summer to end!  The classic, if not astronomical, last day of the American summer is almost upon us—Labor […]

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March in Colorado

This month I’m hearing about spring.  My mother’s sunflowers are up in Florida. A friend in Idaho is seeing signs of spring.  Not so in Colorado!  Despite indicators like the beginning of Daylight Savings Time and Easter, we are still in winter here.  One delightful arrival every March in Colorado is that of the Sandhill Cranes.  […]

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2016!

Milestones like a New Year can be troubling to me. There is so much to do in the new year. There is so much I did not get done last year. Etc.! I was challenged over the holidays to renew my prayer for joy and peace, for myself and for others.  Paraclete board member, Lori Wilson, […]

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Coming Alongside in the Dominican Republic

As I write, I am returning from the Dominican Republic, where approximately 1,000 pastors, leaders and media workers gathered for the annual COICOM convention.  Along with my internal work as the CEO of Paraclete, our board allows me some time each year to come alongside kingdom workers outside of Paraclete.  This was one of those […]

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Summer-time ministry

Paraclete associates remain active through the summer months. Much Paraclete ministry takes place without international travel via mentoring, teaching, training and coaching. But international ministry is a highlight for many Paraclete associates. A few who are on the road this month include: Julie Field, who is on an extended trip to Ethiopia. Last month her […]

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Paraclete Mission, Vision and Values

In their last meeting, the Paraclete Board of Directors approved updated Mission, Vision and Values statements that direct, motivate and undergird everything that we do at Paraclete.  The new statements do not reflect a big change in direction for us, just a refinement and an adjustment in the language.  Taken together, we refer to our […]

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Paraclete 2015 Retreat

Sixty Paraclete associates and board members came together in late April from all over the US and around the world at the Navigator’s Glen Eyrie Conference Grounds in Colorado Springs!  Many came fresh from international ministry.  Our theme was “Connections,” an important concept for a group that ministers so far and wide.  If you had […]

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Paraclete Conference and Retreat

The Paraclete community is an interesting one. Our associates live and minister far and wide, and we believe that is a good thing. So we use many methods to maintain connections within our community. Some of them are new information technologies, like email, social media and teleconferencing. Some of the ways that we maintain community […]

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Even in winter

I hope you and your loved ones are coping well with the continuation of winter that we are experiencing. It looks like January out my window here in Colorado, but a Facebook friend was bragging about the first blooms of spring last week! Hang in there! Spring is on its way. Paraclete associates are not […]

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Great Times for Coming Alongside

This time of year the weather news is filled with terms like “Alberta Clipper” and “Polar Vortex”. It is beautiful if you can stay indoors! This morning in Colorado Springs we have hoar frost covering everything. I looked up the term to make sure I had it right, and I’m pretty sure that’s what I’m […]

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Merry Christmas

This is a busy time of the year for most of us.  It’s ironic that our celebration of the coming of the Prince of Peace is not all that peaceful.  Our prayer for you this Christmas is that His peace would be your peace! Of course, His peace came to us at a high cost.  […]

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