Absolutely drained as well.
Well, I think it all went reasonably well. I think I put myself across as well as I was able and if I get a negative decision I don’t think it’ll be because of how I performed at the conference.
I did have one glitch with the Church assessors’ interview. Surprise! surprise! it was on the subject of baptism. I clarified what had been said in the local review report and that was fine but then I was asked what I would do if someone asked to be rebaptised. I stated that I wouldn’t do one but then the conversation got rather convoluted as one of the assessors wanted further clarification about what I had meant by offering a service of blessing or similar. We ended up talking at cross-purposes and we both turned to the second assessor and asked her understanding of what I’d said. She then summarised exactly what I’d said and affirmed the ‘correctness’ of my viewpoint. Hopefully that’ll be ok and nothing will come of it. I did raise it as an issue with the Conference Director and he will ‘arbitrate’ if it becomes an issue at their considerations.
Anyway, it’s all done now. There’s nothing more I can do and I don’t think I could have done anything more during the conference. The result should be out Wednesday or Thursday.