Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ:
First UMC of Cary has been blessed over the years with strong and committed women and men who serve as our church staff. These faithful servants give of themselves daily to strengthen our ministry and help us live into our vision of “Sharing the heart of Christ from the Heart of Cary.” For the past two years especially, we have been blessed with a staff team that has been stable and without change. Today, we are writing to let you know that this season is in some transition.
Our Pastor for Youth Ministry, Emily Mills, has shared with the Staff-Parish Relations Committee that she has been appointed by the Bishop and Cabinet to a new ministry which she will begin on September 1. Her last day at FUMCC will be August 14.
At the same time, we are pleased to announce that Stacy Harrell, who has served us so capably as Director of Children’s Ministry for the past six years, has accepted our invitation to become Director of Family Ministry. In that new and expanded role, Stacy will provide oversight, mentoring, and leadership for our ministries to families and children from birth through high school. Both children and youth staff, as well as lay servants in those areas, will be guided by her as she continues to serve on the Christian Formation Ministry Team. Stacy will assume her new responsibilities on August 27.
The SPRC has already made progress in identifying and recruiting possible candidates to serve in the children and youth ministry areas. We will notify you as soon as those persons are in place.
We invite you to keep Emily and her family in your prayers as she begins her new ministry journey. We invite you to keep Stacy in your prayers as she assumes her new role on our ministry team. We invite you to keep the SPRC, our children, youth, and their families in your prayers during this season. As always, we invite you to keep our staff in your prayers as they fulfill their ministry among us.
If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact either of us. May God bless you with grace, mercy, and peace.
Chair, Staff Parish Relations Committee