Dear Tabernacle Family,
Well, this is a bittersweet moment. As most of you know, my husband, Jared, has accepted the Lead Pastor position at Elim Gospel Church in Lima, NY. I am so proud of him and this new position he will be taking, and we are confident the Lord is directing us into a new season of life and ministry. While we are excited to start a new adventure, we are also sad to say goodbye to all of the friends we have made at The Tabernacle.
When I began 2 ½ years ago as the Children’s Pastor, it was my first, full-time ministry position. I have learned so much, and I couldn’t be more thankful for the opportunity. I have loved working with this group of kids, seeing them grow up, and especially seeing some of them become leaders. I have developed amazing relationships with my leaders and families for which I am eternally grateful. The Tabernacle is certainly blessed with wonderful parents who love God and care for their children.
I want to thank everyone who has served in any capacity in the Christian Education Department, including Tab Kids leaders, Family Night leaders, and workers at special events. Your hard work and dedication have not only made my job easier, but also very enjoyable. I want to give special thanks to Pam Kellner who oversees the Childhood Education areas at The Tab. She has been a constant source of encouragement and support, and has added greatly to my joy as I have served your children.
It is my joy to hand the baton of leadership to Adam Batt who is assuming the role as your new Interim Children’s Pastor. Adam led our Tab Kids Ministry when I was on maternity leave, and has been transitioning with me since the beginning of August. I’m sure the Lord has great things in store for the children who will be receiving from his ministry. Thank you for giving Pastor Adam, Kristen and their children a warm welcome as they enter this new season..
Finally, please keep my family in your prayers as we step forward in the will of God. We love you all and will miss you tremendously!