What would be your dream job?
Mine would – in part – encompass my current roles as “Chief Barista and Music Promoter.” Okay, maybe not my ultimate dream job since that would be playing shortstop for the Seattle Mariners but being the Executive Director of Q Cafe is one of the best parts of my job. I love being a pastor but wearing one hat or at least working in a traditional box of what a pastor does [aka – work just in church building] would drive me insane. About six years ago, the then 40+ people of Quest took a huge step of faith and helped start Q Cafe with the hopes of blessing our larger neighborhood. The vision of the cafe is pretty simple:
Q Cafe is non-profit neighborhood cafe in Seattle featuring direct trade espresso and tea, live music, art, and community events.
or in four words:
Be a good neighbor.
Why do I love my work at Q? Free coffee, hang w/ the baristas, love the Advisory Board, meet neighbors, enjoy local artists and musicians, sponsor community events, and donate 10% of sales to a new local non-profit every month.
Anyway, I had the chance to swing by Q Cafe last night to enjoy a show. I don’t get to go too often but try to check in to keep my youthfulness. Here’s a crappy video to give folks a glimpse of the show from last night:
I’ve also loved working with Jake (cafe manager) and Melissa (live music director) – Check out their blogs! Also, check these links to see them share about their roles: here (Jake) and here (Melissa). Here’s a pic from a recent show with the Q Cafe Triad. Much thanks again to our Advisory Board and our volunteers.
** We’re always looking for local non-profits to support through our monthly 10% fund. This month, we’re supporting Urban Impact. If you have any suggestions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
These are some of the folks we’ve supported thus far:
One by One
Myanmar/Burma support (through World Aid)
Northwest Family Life
Water 1st International
Community Alliance for Global Justice
Washington State Holocaust Education Center
The Ballard Food Bank / White Center Food Bank
Save Darfur Coalition
City Team Ministries
Bread for the World
Lifelong Aids Alliance