Dear Saints of God,
If I had planned my own retirement party it would not have compared to the magnificent, wonderful and extremely meaningful celebration you gave me. I felt so honored, loved and appreciated. It was an evening Gretchen and I will never forget. I could not have completed my ministry on a higher note. Your generous gifts and many letters and notes will be read over and over.
I thank all of you for being there to help me celebrate what the Lord has done. God gave me the privilege of being the first shepherd of a congregation for which he has great hopes and plans. I am very excited about the future of All Saints with your new rector.
The talent, artistry and attention to detail to create a perfect retirement celebration demonstrates the depth of giftedness of the people of All Saints. Gretchen and I both thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
With much love and gratitude,