Grace Family, We pray that you are found walking in Jesus’ love and grace as this letter finds you today. Jesus continues to prove Himself faithful and able in our church together. Whether it’s the small and daily things or the big ones that change the game altogether, He is steady and sure. Thank you for being a part of what God is doing at Grace. We are truly blessed. As you are aware, Miss Sue recently was led by God to retire from her position as our Treehouse Children’s Director. We are rejoicing with her as she discovers God’s plans for her in a new season of life, and we continue to pray for her and God’s leading. Our process to address the needs of the Treehouse was to establish an Interim Children’s Director along with a Leadership Team to allow the ministry to continue in its vital role in our church life. Melissa Campos is being used by God as Interim Children’s Director, alongside her Leadership Team of Tammy Ward, Lynne De LaRosa, and Maxey Couture. The results of their efforts and support by our invaluable volunteers, is a ministry that continues to reach and teach our children with the truth of God’s Word and the reality of the Gospel. We cannot say thank you enough to these Ladies and their teams for their extra sacrifice and life-giving attitudes while we have searched for a new Children’s Director. If you cross their paths in the coming weeks, please encourage them and offer a word of gratitude for how they have stepped up to care for our kids. While our temporary solution will continue to be in place for a season, we are thrilled to announce that we believe God has provided for our body the next Children’s Director of our Treehouse Ministry. We have recently made the decision to hire Tabitha Lee. Tabitha and her family will be joining us at Grace Church starting on November 1st. Tabitha is bringing ministry experience and education that we are excited to have as a resource in our church body. We are looking forward to how God will use her as part of our leadership team to make a positive impact at Grace Church. Please be in prayer as we transition into this new season for our Treehouse ministry and for the Lee Family in particular. We are blessed to be your Pastors, and we are blessed to see God moving in this body. Thank you for praying and for continuing to press on with us for the joy of making disciples verse by verse at Grace Church.
Blessings, Senior Pastor, Bill Gehm Executive Pastor, Ron Wade Executive Pastor, Doug M. Gehm