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Staffing Changes in our Faith Community…

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I would like to share some staffing changes that have occurred at St. Luke’s.  Luke Klaehn, our Youth Minister, resigned as of 31 December 2013.  Luke has been a wonderful member of our staff and assumed an important position in ministry just when we needed someone.  I call that grace!  Luke served as the continuing presence on Sunday mornings and on Wednesday evenings so that our young children and youth would have a consistent person serving as their catechist!  He was supported by so many wonderful folks as well!  Because of promotions in his full time work, we made an adjustment almost a year ago and Sarah Martinak assumed responsibility for Sunday morning Faith Formation while Luke continued serving as our Youth Minister.

Sarah and family

Having a person to serve as a continuing presence for our young children and youth continues to be a commitment of mine and by way of another grace moment, I am pleased to announce that Sarah Martinak will assume responsibilities for ministering to our young children and youth with the title Director of Faith Formation.  Sarah has done well in coordinating our ministry to young children and with the support of our Faith Formation Working Group and particularly Mike Harris, she will focus additional time each week on our Middle School and High School Students and their ongoing formation.

In addition to Vacation Bible School, she and I will work together on planning our Annual Mission Trip, explore possibilities of participating in initiatives in the Episcopal Church in Minnesota like TEC (Teens Encounter Christ) and Middle School retreat programs and our Confirmation Process called I Will, with God’s Help!

Please welcome and support Sarah in this new role among us!

I’m hopeful for this important ministry in our Faith Community!

Every blessing,

Doug

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  1. Robin
    January 17, 2014 at 9:41 pm

    Exciting for Sarah and the youth.

  2. Barb Heins
    January 17, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    Bless Sarah! Does she have enough help? Barb Heins

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