After seven wonderful years serving as Director of Youth Ministry at LOPC, I have decided to resign to stay home with my young children for a time. My husband Rick’s wonderful new remote-work position as Software Engineer with VMware makes this transition both possible & necessary for our family at this time. My last day will coincide with the end of the 2022-23 youth ministry program year on Sunday, March 12th.
I want to thank everyone at LOPC for sharing your community’s incredible youth with me and for providing the opportunity for me to exercise my ministry leadership skills. It has been a remarkable joy in my life to know your youth, to walk together through life for the past seven years, and to encourage these youth as they discover and share their individuality with the world. The youth, families, volunteers, and staff of LOPC will forever have a special place in my heart. I am thankful for technology which makes continued connections possible and I look forward to learning how the youth continue to grow, flourish, and give back to their communities in future years! I am also grateful for my opportunity to hold this role for a time; to help lead the ministry, to grow in compassionate leadership, and to receive support from the entire congregation. Collaborating with our youth advisor team, family ministry team, and staff have made the work both meaningful and fun, while co-leading alongside Keris has been a particular blessing.
Please keep our family – myself, my husband Rick, Danielle (age 4), Zoey (age 2), and Ender the corgi – in your prayers as we make this career transition and also prepare to move to Florida in May.