Dear Friends of St. Dorothy’s Rest,
It is with a mixture of excitement and sadness that I write to share with you that I am stepping down as Executive Director at St. Dorothy’s Rest. Over the last 17 years, I have had the remarkable privilege of overseeing the hospitality and service of this great institution. This time has been full of joy and laughter, growth and challenge, and I will miss you and your children. Since my first camp experience as a child, camping has been a central part of my life, and St. Dorothy’s reflects that. There is much that I am proud of, even more, that I celebrate.
I am leaving our campers, retreat-goers, and staff in good hands. The Board is in the process of finalizing our new interim Director who will oversee the joyful return of campers this summer. We are also planning for a modified reopening for retreats this fall. As you know, the pandemic has been difficult for St. Dot’s, but I am leaving it with a strong and viable sustainability plan for the long term.
What is next for me? I have accepted a new position with Congregation Shomrei Torah in Santa Rosa as their Executive Director. I look forward to supporting the programs, religious school, lifelong learning, and active social action agenda of this congregation. I will bring the wisdom and blessings from St. Dorothy’s to this new work. I will also celebrate my graduation from CDSP in May and ordination to the Transitional Diaconate in June while continuing to serve at Ascension Episcopal Church in Vallejo.
I look forward to working with the interim Director, alongside the staff and board of St. Dorothy’s Rest, to transition this new team to summer camp, retreat operations, and a beautiful future. Please reach out if you have any questions and know how grateful I am for my work at St. Dot’s and my interactions with you, our supporters, campers, and guests.
"This is goodnight and not goodbye."
In hope, faith, love, and luck,