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More news about staff transitions

Dear Members and Friends,

I want to share with you that Abby Koch, our Executive Administrator and Office Manager is leaving her position with us to take up a position at another institution to become the Pool Manager for two pools in the San Diego area. Abby has been an important part of the staff for ten years and we will miss her a great deal. However, she will still be a member of First UU Church and looks forward to engaging in programs and events as a church member. Abby’s last day in the office will be July 30, 2015. The Ministers and Executive team are re-imagining the responsibilities of this position and will post a job description later this week with the hopes of hiring someone that Abby can train before July 30th.

I also want to share with you that the Ministers and Executive team members are working diligently on the other open staff positions. The job description for the Director of Development (three-quarter time) and the job description for the Membership and Faith Formation position (full-time) will both be available on the Church’s website late next week. We look forward to receiving resumes through the beginning of August. Hiring teams made up of staff and lay leaders are being assembled and we hope to begin interviews mid-August.

I know this year has been a big change and transition for the congregation and I want to remind you that the changes we have experienced in staff have been because people’s lives have changed or they were offered other employment options that have been or are a better fit. This kind of change is normal when there has been a transition in leadership. These changes are opportunities for the current ministers and staff to re-imagine possibilities and welcome those who have retired or taken up other positions elsewhere to return to being a congregant again.

Faithfully yours,

Rev. Kathleen Owens

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