At the close of our services Sunday, I announced the retirement of Gary Ruffin. After serving first in a part-time role, Gary has served for 18 years as our full-time Minister of Education and Outreach. In this role, he has directed our Sunday School, Discipleship, and F.A.I.T.H. ministries. In addition, he has supervised our ministry leaders from Preschool to Senior Adults. Most important to me, he has been a friend, brother, father, and co-laborer in ministry. I love this forever friend.
He will retire on December 31, 2017. We will announce plans to honor him in the coming days. Please join me in praying for Gary and Marianne.
In addition, I have been working with the Personnel Committee in a staff reorganization plan. We will announce this reorganization in the coming days.
I am thankful for the past and excited for the future.
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