April 7, 2022
Dear Holy Spirit Community,
The ancient Greek philosopher, Heraclitus, wrote, “there is nothing permanent, except change.” We know change is inevitable; change is constant. But change, at times, is also bittersweet. With these thoughts in mind, I share this news of upcoming changes to the parish and staff staffs.
Annie Bui-Kellett, Pastoral Associate in charge of Communications, Community Engagement and Safe Environment will be leaving her parish work after Easter. Even though she will be moving on to new opportunities, Annie will help out in the short term with preparing the bulletin and updating the website.
Renee Sneed, who has been working with us for almost 19 years as the parish’s Facilities Director, Pastor’s admin, admin to the Stewardship Program, and much more, informed me that she and her husband, Ron, will be “pulling up stakes” and moving to the East Coast to begin their long-awaited retirement. Renee’s last day at the parish will be June 30th.
Greg Vohs, our school’s principal, has announced his resignation at the end of the 2021-22 academic year. The Vohs family has decided to move to the East Coast to be closer to family. Mr. Vohs has been a great leader of our school community, working hard to ensure that the Holy Spirit students always received the best possible academic formation.
Even with all these changes, rest assured that business will continue as usual. Yes, there might be hiccups and delays along the way, but we will do our very best to serve you to the best of our ability.
I find this as a time to pause and reflect. These changes in staff will give me the opportunity to re-evaluate the needs of our parish and re-organize ministries and job descriptions. Keeping in mind the Parish Renewal Initiative and what you shared with me, these changes will certainly help us enhance ministries and support staff.
In the meantime, as we begin our search to fill these vacancies, I ask for your patience and understanding. I am certain that with the grace of God, guidance of the Holy Spirit, and yes, with your help, we can continue to be a hope-filled and spirit-filled community. If you know of someone who has interest in liturgy, music, facility/maintenance work, pastoral care, social media and technology, please refer them to me or to any of the staff members.
As we begin Holy Week on Sunday, let us keep each other in our prayers. On behalf of Fr. Edgar, I wish all of you a Blessed Holy Week!