BORING, N.D. — After losing a close re-election bid for his position as conference executive secretary, Zac Cloth has spent the last several months mourning his new role as a local church pastor.
For the life of him, Cloth still is unable to understand how a man of his obvious talents and experience could lose such a perfect fit of a role and end up in the trenches winning souls again. Cloth, who hasn’t had to deal with petty local church affairs for a good two decades, has complained to close friends that having to roll up his sleeves and do some actual work is a waste of perfectly good cufflinks.
Plus, he is convinced that he was landed with the B-Team as far as his church elders are concerned. About the only thing that consoles Cloth is micromanaging the church board agenda.