Mike’s Last Day on the Job

Today Mike works his last day in the California State Senate. After working in politics nearly 20 years and after working the last 12 years in the Capitol I am quitting my job. It is both sad and exciting. While it is clear that the mission field is where God has called the Pettengills, the Senate has been a huge part of my life for so long.

The Senate has been a home, a source of many good memories and the genesis of many friendships. It has been a pleasure to work there and serve beside so many special people. Even on a bad day it was a great place to work. Come on, who wouldn’t want to get yelled at by a Senator.

However, it is not sadness that rules the day. This is not the end of a chapter, but the beginning of a journey that God has prepared us for. Every step that I have taken was designed to prepare me for where I am going. I take comfort in that.

It is exciting to know that what is in our future is fulltime service to God.