“It’s not the whole solution to anything, but it’s part of the puzzle,” said Lawton, who declined to divulge his current salary. “This will save C3 some money and it will model a new way of being a leader of a spiritual community. There will be more opportunities for me to expand the global network of an inclusive spiritual community. It’s something I’ve been talking about for a while.”
Lawton, who joined then-Christ Community Church in 2004, will still be responsible for Sunday services and will remain C3’s spiritual leader. He said he will continue to live in the Tri-Cities; and plans to expand his book writing, social networking leadership and global outreach.
Bob Kleinheksel, minister in charge of community life at C3 Exchange, will head up administrative and day-to-day operations.
Lawton would not discuss his potential contract employee wage, saying that is something the C3 Exchange Board of Trustees would need to approve.
To read more of this story, see today’s print edition of the Grand Haven Tribune.