from Gail Penny
A few weeks ago, Pastor Andy announced my retirement from the staff of Saint Matthew. When people started asking me, "When?", I realized that I made a mistake and didn't include the date. I am officially retired as of today (June 1). This mistake leads me to say thank you to everyone who over the years has given me grace for all of the mistakes that I made. Thank you also for the well wishes I have received since the announcement. I appreciate how supportive you all are and have been over the last 16 years.
For now, my duties have been divided among some of our very capable staff members, Amanda Diehl (website),Jill Okimoto (newsletter), Jack Easby and Kathy Frattini. Any questions you have regarding who to contact may be directed to
. One very exciting piece of news is that Amanda and Jill will together be improving our social media presence.
I most of all want to thank our Gracious and Loving God, who opened the door and led me to this job, directed my ministry here, and has given me the gift of leaving just prior to the birth of my first grandchild. I don't know what He has in store for me next, but I am stepping out in faith that He is already there, and it is going to be AWESOME!