From the Pastor’s Desk- January 2018

Dear Grace Community,

Music is central to our life as a church.  We raise our voices in song, and we connect with God through beautiful music that is made in worship. For over 23 years, Donna Hetrick has led our music ministry at Grace. Our community is blessed by her faithfulness, her dedication, and her love for worship, music, and people.

Donna and her family are moving next summer, so she will no longer serve in our music ministry. Donna actually holds three positions at Grace: Director of Music Ministries, Director of Music for the 9 am worship service, and Organist. I’m writing to make you aware of this upcoming change as well as the plans that are taking place.

At its October Session meeting, the Session, at the recommendation of the Personnel team, formed a search team to lead the music ministry search. Serving on the team are Bruce Gealy, Charlene Randle, Janet Rhoads (chair), Randy Routsong, and Bill Vavra. Catherine Neelly Burton serves on the team as well.

The team began meeting in November with the first goal being to update and revise job descriptions. Great attention was given to this, and the team presented the updated job descriptions to the Personnel team and Session in January. The search team will start advertising the positions in early February.  The team is aware that we might find one person to fill all three positions, or we may find multiple people.

We ask for your prayers in this process, and if you know of someone who should apply for the position(s) direct them to the team.

In Christ,

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