It is with great joy that I write to share with you some good news about several members of our church staff.
We rejoice with Jennifer and Will Guffey as they welcome their daughter, Leonora Frances Guffey. Leonora was born on April 2. Jennifer, who serves so ably as Administrative Assistant, will be on maternity leave for 10 weeks. During this time, the church office will have reduced hours (Monday-Thursday, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM). Please bear with us as we manage without her!
Since last fall, we have been diligently searching for a new Director of Children and Youth Ministry. During this time, many church members have stepped forward to help lead and teach our children and youth, and we will continue to rely on the gifts of our members moving forward. We also know, however, that this ministry requires leadership, coordination, and oversight. In consultation with the children and youth ministry teams and the music and worship committee, and upon the recommendation of the personnel and administration committee, the session has approved a creative way forward.
Starting July 1, Justin Weilnau, our Director of Music, will have expanded responsibilities – and a new title. As Director of Music and Education Ministries, Justin will oversee the children and youth ministries of the church, working closely with the children and youth ministry teams and volunteers. To help facilitate these expanded responsibilities, a student music intern (Choral Associate) will be employed during the program year. We are excited about the possibilities of joining together music, worship, and education in the formation of our young disciples.
After nearly two years as custodian, Jake Macejovsky accepted a new position in the area. We are grateful for his time among us, and we are thrilled to welcome back our good friend Frank Maksin as Property Manager. Frank began his work with us on April 2.
We are blessed with a dedicated and gifted staff, I am grateful to be part of such a great team!
In Christ’s Peace,