Carrie Kessler

Dear Lord of Life,
I am writing to you today to inform you all that earlier this week Carrie Kessler, our Director of Children’s Faith Formation, notified me that she would be resigning from her position at Lord of Life. You can read a brief message from Carrie at the end of this message.
Over the last two years, Carrie has been a great gift to the children and families of Lord of Life. Her dedication to sharing the love of God with every child to enter our building has shone through in everything from Vacation Bible School and Trunk or Treat to Sunday School and our Footsteps in Faith. Our community has been blessed by her ministry among us and there is much for us to celebrate!
There will be an opportunity for us to recognize Carrie’s hard work and bless her in her departure during worship on December 18th. However, Carrie’s last day with us will not be until Dec. 31. I hope you will all join me in taking time over these next several weeks to thank Carrie and share a story of how you have seen her work benefitting the mission that God has put before us.
As we approach the season of Advent, we remember that this is a time of waiting and hopeful expectation. Though we will certainly grieve Carrie’s departure, we stand in a posture of hope for what God is going to do among us. Your Personnel Committee is already beginning its work to vision for and create a plan for next steps with the goal of continuing the thriving, engaging, Jesus centered children’s ministry that Carrie has helped us to cultivate.
If you have questions or concerns regarding this announcement, please feel free to contact me directly.
God loves each of you and I do too,
Pastor David
email or call 281-367-7016
God blesses us sometimes in unexpected ways, sending us in a direction we thought impossible. That direction for me is an opportunity to return to full-time military orders starting in the new year. I am eternally grateful for the faithful support our congregation has given to our Children’s Faith program and to me as the director over these past two years. I’ve never experienced being part of a church family such as this – the outpouring of God’s love is evident. And although I am stepping aside as your Children’s Faith Formation Director, my family and I are staying in the area and will continue to serve at Lord of Life.