November 12, 2019
Dear UPC Family:
It is my great joy to serve God as this congregation's Director of Music. My tenure here will soon have been for two decades, and it is time to tell you that I will retire from my post on Pentecost Sunday, May 31, 2020. I will certainly be of an age to qualify for retirement, and I expect it to be successful this time.
During my time here I have been especially grateful to work in partnership with this congregation's pastoral and professional staff. I've already said this to them, that I have truthfully never worked with a more servant-hearted church staff, one so unified in dedication to serving our Lord in this place. Whoever is my successor will thereby be blessed from the beginning of his or her time here.
UPC's Chancel Choir has blessed me far more than I have been able to bless them. The members of this choir are truly a servant people; blessing God and His people gathered here through the music they sing.
There is more to say to you all before I retire. For now my prayer is that God continues to inspire, strengthen, and bless your ministry - our ministry - together in this place.
Grace, peace, and much joy to you all,