I’m Wayne Botkin and my wife Tricia and I live in Springboro. We have five nieces who we enjoy supporting in their musical arts and variety of sports as well as with special weekend over-nighters and shopping excursions. Yeah, they are amazing and we get to spoil them! Tricia and I met at Ohio State and she finished up in Aeronautical Engineering and me in Business/Human Resource Management.
Why Mosaic? Growing up, church was mostly an amazing experience. In fact, I remember wondering, “why isn’t everybody in a church somewhere?” I believe that when you follow Jesus, it is the most wild ride possible in life and most fulfilling at the same time. Along the way, you’re going to meet an absolute cross section of people and especially “Church” then, should be a picture of heaven on earth. My favorite scripture is when Jesus says, “I came that they may have life, and have it to the full.” ~ Book of John 10:10… Church needs to be a place where uplifting conversations happen quite naturally, real connection with the creator God takes place and meaningful service to the world is like breathing.
One of the greatest experiences we’ve ever had was a trip to Seoul, South Korea just a few years back with a group of young adults from Christ Church. We met up at a conference with 500 other young people from 49 different countries all there to learn together about how to best share the love and power of Jesus Christ with the world. As each continent took a turn leading in worship in their own language and translating into English, we got a taste and a view of what Heaven will be like–different women and men from all over the world worshiping and praising God together. The only difference in heaven will be that when we meet in small groups, no interpretation will be necessary!
Tricia and I are so excited to be helping start-up Mosaic Church.