Welcome to a new church year ….
As the newly-elected Board of Trustees President I would like to introduce myself and the new officers of the board and its newest members. If we have not had the chance to meet, my name is John Murley and I have been a member of Heritage for four years along with my wife Shannon and my son Elliott. I served on the board for the preceding church year as Vice President. During my time at Heritage, I have also served on the Worship Committee. I relocated to Cincinnati with Shannon 19 years ago from San Diego. I am a proud veteran of the US Navy, and I am now an accountant working for a recruiting and staffing company in Cincinnati. I am very excited for the upcoming church year and anxious to see what the new year will bring us.
I am happy to say that Donna Buckley was elected to be the Board Vice President. The Board Secretary title will be shared this year by Andrea Dale and Heather Wasco. I am also very happy to welcome new board member Jill Beyette, and would like to welcome back to the board Louise Lawarre. I am happy to have the remaining board members: John Burroughs (last year’s Board President), Joann Meyer, and Forrest Brandt for another year.
This coming year will bring our community a full range of challenges and will call on us to be better and stronger than we have been. We will be called on to serve the community in a number of ways. Whether in social action or in caring for those who need our assistance, the Heritage community will not turn its back on injustice or shy away from standing up and giving a voice to those who may not be able to have theirs heard. I am sure the Heritage that I know and love will continue to put forth in action our Seven Principles.