Late last month, trustees for Erskine College and Seminary announced that president David Norman will resign this summer after three years spent helping the South Carolina school recover from a bruising fight with its denomination.
"I am exhausted," wrote Norman in a resignation letter. "The toll this job has taken on me and on my family cannot be ignored. I also know that, although I have committed each day to serve God and this institution to the best of my ability, I have strained or broken relationships with several of Erskine's most important alumni, faculty, and staff."
In the letter, Norman highlighted reasons for optimism after weathering the "most significant challenges in [the school's] history."
"These past three years have not been easy," he wrote. "We have lived and worked within a culture that has been recovering from much brokenness and hurt."
Norman later told the Greenwood Index Journal that he expected a short-term presidency when he accepted the role, though he acknowledged ...1