By now you have heard that I have taken a call to my home congregation, St. Paul Lutheran Church, in Grafton, WI. It is very bittersweet for me to leave St. Andrews. When I started here back in 2005, I came in with excitement, fear, and some new ideas; but really, I had no real clue what I was doing. Thank you to everyone who patiently helped me learn and grow. A special thank you to my coworkers who truly helped me become a better leader throughout my time here.
I have loved getting to meet so many new people over the years and I am so grateful for all the people who made me feel like I was a part of the family. Some of my favorite memories include: VBS, first Bible classes, confirmation retreats, park ministry, and young adult activities. The relationships I have built over the years and the growth I have seen are the best parts of ministry.
Thank you to all of the wonderful volunteers who stepped up throughout my time here to help with MOPS, Sunday school, high school youth, VBS, outreach events, and more. I couldn’t have done any of these things successfully without all of your encouragement, love, help, and support.
It has been a pleasure to serve here at St. Andrews for the past 16 years. I have loved every moment that I have spent getting to know the people here and watching you grow in faith over the years. It is hard for me to say goodbye, but I look forward to all that God has in store for me in the years to come.
God’s blessings to you as you move into this next season of ministry. If you would like to keep in touch my email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you and God’s blessings,