I was given the chance to write the blog for this week because it is such a great opportunity to say goodbye. With two new sons in the last year (my baby-boy Holden and my foster son Maxx), my family is growing, and I felt it was time for me to grow, too. I will always feel grateful to the church, because the time I have spent here has provided me with opportunities to learn. Now I can use those new skills to build a new future for my family.
It's been about three years since I started working for the 1st Presbyterian community as your custodian. Looking back at the time I've spent here, I feel proud at what I've helped accomplish. It's been three years of remodels, repairs, and events that mean a lot to me.
In many ways, I've spent more of the last three years than anyone else with the building that holds our sanctuary. If I have any advice to give, it's that this church is a thing to cherish. The story of this community is more than a hundred years long and full of so much service and care. I've been so blessed to have the perspective to see that history in the building itself!
I want to thank everyone that helped me be a part of the staff and made my time here full of wonderful memories. There is so much to look forward to as this church grows. I hope the next person to serve in my custodial position gets to feel a part of it like I have felt a part of the First Presbyterian community.
It will be sad for me to hand over the keys, literally and figuratively, and close this chapter in my service to Christ. I loved my time here and will miss working for you all.