Thursday, June 23, 2011

Bachelor of the Week #8: Ministry Edition


This post has been a long time coming... This week's eligible bachelor is a dear friend of ours and an excellent catch.  When I heard Kelly was hosting another "Show Us Your Singles" day, I couldn't pass up the opportunity to introduce... 

Bachelor of the Week #8:
"Pastor Seth"

If his smile hasn't already hooked you, let me tell you a little about this Virginia gentleman... 

Born and raised in the south, but educated in Boston, this 29 year old is a perfect blend of down home manners and hospitality with a good dose of Northern pragmatism - especially when it comes to equality of the sexes etc.  After receiving his undergraduate degree close to home, he attended Gordon-Conwell for a Master of Divinity and then Harvard University (yes, a Harvard grad ladies) where he earned his Master's of Theology.  Today, he is living in Roanoke teaching online college courses in World Religion and Christian Theology, while also dabbling in insurance to "pay the bills."  One day, he hopes to get his Ph.d and teach at a major university. 

Impressive resume aside, his heart is first and foremost for Jesus.  But, don't be intimidated... Beyond that, he enjoys playing the piano, writing music (but always forgetting the composition), distance running, reading, studying old languages (really, really old ones), watching plays and artistic movies, and writing.  He is also a fantastic teacher and loyal friend --- I can say that with confidence from personal experience.  :)

"Pastor Seth" is looking for a godly woman to share his passions, his ministry, and his life with.  Specifically,  he wants someone "who is passionate about her relationship with Jesus, and who approaches Him with a sense of mystery and reverence; A woman who gives definition to her community, but who is not defined by it; A woman who is not afraid to be weak, but who is not afraid to be strong either; A woman who can build sandcastles on the beach like a little girl, but who can navigate an international airport without anxiety; A woman who isn't bound by her past, and isn't afraid of her future; A bold and free-thinker: A cross between Scarlet in the red dress and Joan of Arc."  (Can you tell he's a writer?  And, a romantic?!?)

And, better yet, his ideal date is "a night sitting in front of the ocean with a bottle of red wine talking about ourselves, our ideas, and our art."  Hooked yet?

Ladies, don't miss this once in a lifetime opportunity!  He is the kind-of guy we make lists about when we are in high school.  ;)  Email me right away if you are interested (e@emyselfandi.com)... This offer won't last long!
P.S. Check out past Bachelors of the Week under the tab at the top of my homepage and come back for more soon!

37 comments:

  1. Probably the best segment ever to be introduced to the blogisphere! I'm not sure how I've missed the other 7 entries but this is definitely a good one to start with. Thanks for sharing!! P.S. It's nice to know there are still good men out there!

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  2. OH MY GOODNESS!!! He is so handsome!!!! I think I may need to move to VA! :) I am gonna email you!

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  3. oh my gosh! he would be perfect for my friend Jessica!!

    http://marydebastos.blogspot.com/2011/06/show-us-your-singles.html

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  4. He sounds fabulous & a lot like what I'm looking for! I am going to email you!

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  5. He sounds like a good catch for somebody special! I just posted about my sister, Heidi who is an elementary teacher in Oklahoma. If you would like more info feel free check it out! :)
    http://hayleyleapinginfaith.blogspot.com/2011/06/my-sister-heidi.html

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  6. Living in Roanoke??!! I live in Roanoke and I have a younger sister (about to be 25 in August) who, though she currently lives in Maryland, would be more than willing to come for a visit to meet "the one." He is darling. I didn't do a post for my sister on this SUYL, however I have done one in the past so just click the link and pass it along!! http://littlebitmazurek.blogspot.com/2011/01/sensational-sarah.html

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  7. I have a fabulous friend with a true heart for Jesus! Her name is Erica:

    http://kbusramblings.blogspot.com/2011/06/my-beautiful-best-friend-erica.html

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  8. Oh yeah, either one of you can email me at luvstrtls@yahoo.com for more info!

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  9. He seems like a great guy! I was hooked with his smile and then the "sitting in front of the ocean" comment. I live in Northern VA but could relocate. Ha ha.

    Here is my post about myself:
    http://jsinglegirl.blogspot.com/2011/06/im-single.html

    Email me if you think he'd be interested. jsinglegirl@gmail.com

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  10. Though I do not live in VA, I was definitely drawn to this post. Seth sounds like quite the catch and I love his heart for Christ and Ministry. His "woman wants" sound quite a bit like myself. And his ideal date? Pretty much has been my dream date since I knew what a dream date was! haha. Feel free to visit my blog (post written by my sister) and see if we might be a match! I also have a study that I did on "Crazy Love" by Francis Chan as well..please feel free to peruse that if you'd like :)

    http://agapeadventures.blogspot.com/2011/01/meet-my-sister-ashlee.html

    Blessings!
    Ashlee

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  11. He sounds awesome, but I don't feel like I could ever be up to par. You may want to check out my blog, anyway, where I described...myself! haha

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  12. Yep, I'm jumping on the train, too-- read my post about my beautiful friend, Allison.

    http://thekaysblog.blogspot.com/2011/06/whos-that-girl.html

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  13. I think Pastor Seth would be a great match for my best friend Charity. I posted some information on her at my blog http://chattergrounds.blogspot.com/2011/06/charity-lafayette-in-29-little-cute.html

    I'm not a writer, but I meant every word I wrote about her. She is 29 and from Indiana. She loves the Lord and teaches piano in her spare time. She also has her own blog at http://chattergrounds.blogspot.com/2011/06/charity-lafayette-in-29-little-cute.html

    Thank you for posting!
    ~Kimberly

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  14. he seriously sounds like an amazing guy! i would love to chat if he is interested! and, i'm willing to relocate :)

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  15. He sounds awesome! I love that he's so into music and writing, as I love both!!

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  16. voelker.dawn@gmail.comJune 24, 2011 at 11:53 AM

    I have a friend that I think would really get along well with Seth. He seems like such an amazing guy. She has a heart for the Lord and loves to serve others. They seem like such a great match, she loves the beach and has traveled extensively; she lives life fully and is a loyal and kind friend. She is always up for a challenge or new adventure. Here is a link to her blog http://amypaul.wordpress.com/
    Please feel free to pass her information along or contact me for more information.

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  17. Hi Elizabeth! I posted about my supersweet writer friend Ashley B. yesterday. I think she'd be interested in getting in touch with Seth! Please feel free to pass on her contact information, or email me for more info. She's #107. :-)

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  18. Please check out my blog about my friend, Lindsey. Seth sounds like a perfect guy for her! Thanks!

    http://chelsearatcliff.blogspot.com/2011/06/lindsey.html

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  19. Ok...I feel a little crazy doing this because my friend Dawn already commented on my behalf, but I just had to put this out there: I'd love to chat with Seth. I laughed at Dawn's email telling me to check out your blog this morning, but as soon as I finished reading your post (while sitting at a stop light) I called her and said, "Is this for real?? Do it! Comment for me!" So...just thought I'd weigh in for myself and let you know I'd be interested in chatting with what sounds like an incredible guy. :) (And, PS-your blog is so fun!)

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  20. Goodness gracious, he's just a little perfect.

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  21. My friend Lindsay (29 yr old) is a beautiful girl who loves the Lord. She's into photography, knitting, and makeup artistry. She's a great friend and is family-oriented. Look her up on Facebook: Lindsay Vallas. Message her if you're interested!

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  22. Maybe we could try to set him up with my PRECIOUS friend Katherine! She is in Charlottesville - not far from Roanoke. I just entered her on Kelly's Korner. She is #174 and here is a bit about her: http://sites.google.com/site/katherine32va/ ... email eliz.rice@gmail.com or elizabethwessel@gmail.com if you think we should get them together!!

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  23. My cousin was trying to post on your blog on my behalf but it wasn't working for her. I'm a 29 year old Canadian girl...if you're curious to know more, check out the blog entry she wrote about me - canadianchic81.blogspot.com. All the best in your search! :)

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  24. Such a great catch! I sent you an email. :)

    Dawn in NC

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  25. HI,
    I love that Kelly did this and would like to suggest he take a look at my friend's blog where she posted pictures of a family visit with their daughter Amy(28) Amy is in Louisville,Kentucky, and works with Student Life Ministry, while pursuing her masters degree at Southern. She is one of the most lovely, fun girls we have ever met. She has a smile that lights up the room, a great sense of humor, and is incredibly selfless.
    here is the blog address for my friend...
    http://whatmattersmost-carol.blogspot.com/2010/08/in-one-hour-with-our-amy.html. Amy can be e-mailed at aharlan@yahoo.com

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  26. Wow, Seth sounds like an amazing guy! I know I live pretty far away, but you never know! My name is Kristin, I'm 33, & I live in Springfield, MO. I work as a project manager for a banking software company. I like my job, but my passion is fitness...I recently earned my first certification & am working towards building a career in fitness (teaching classes, etc.). I like to do a variety of things...running, biking, hiking, swimming, yoga, pilates, weights. In my spare time I love to spend time with my family & friends...game nights are lots of fun! :-) I love TV, movies, music & sports. My favorite sport is baseball (Go Cardinals!) My faith is the most important part of my life. I was raised in a Presbyterian church & now attend a non-denominational church, which I love! I've served as a youth group leader the past several years & it has been a huge blessing & honor to be a part of teenagers' faith walk. I've recently felt God calling me in a new direction at my new church & I'm SO excited to see what He has in store for me. I'm just looking for someone to share this new chapter with! :-) Here's a link to some pics of me https://picasaweb.google.com/kristin.m.hall/PicsOfMe?feat=directlink

    If he's interested, I can be reached via email at kmh6878@gmail.com. Thanks! :-)

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  27. Seth sounds like a great guy! I'm 32, living in Greenville, NC. I've been working in ministry for almost 10 years, as a youth worker. I love what I do. It can be a bit challenging, but is always worth it to see kids come into a relationship with Christ.

    If he wants to, he can check out my blog (http://laura-sprinkle.blogspot.com/). I haven't blogged much, but he could get an idea of what I'm about, or look me up on facebook.

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  28. Is he still available!? :)

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