Happy New Year!
With a new year comes changes for many of us – and the Board is no exception.
The incomparable Jaime Castle let us know in December that she is leaving her board position so she can pursue a much bigger, if not higher, calling. No matter where she lands, Jaime will do great things with incredible passion and energy – just like she has done for us over the years. I am sad that I won’t get to see her every month in our meetings but, though she can’t truly be replaced, we are incredibly grateful and happy to welcome Bob Booth, who has volunteered to serve out her term. I don’t know that I could have asked for a better alternative.
As you probably know, our beloved Rev. Bill will be heading out on sabbatical soon. This has been very top-of-mind for the Board; as well as the Committee on Ministry, Worship Committee and pretty much all the other groups and committees that keep Heritage running. Joint meetings are being scheduled and much cooperation and collaboration is taking place. We want to make sure Rev. Bill’s absence has a minimal effect on our day-to-day church lives, while providing him with much-needed time to reflect and re-energize.
Lastly, I want to make sure everyone is aware of our upcoming Town Hall Meeting on February 2. This will be our second Town Hall and we hope to build upon what we started with the first one. Representatives from the Board of Directors, the Finance Committee and other groups will be there to help answer questions and provide a greater sense of transparency to the congregation. We hope to see you there and look forward to hearing what matters most to you.