We’ll all miss Judey. I’ve particularly enjoyed having someone else from the part of the country I’m from around on a daily basis. She doesn’t flinch when I say “War – ship.” It was a real plus on her application when with great surprise I read that Judey and I graduated from the same small college. I know Don is going to miss Judey’s 9-year old daughter who we call Lillian the Younger. We do this so we don’t confuse her with Lillian (Bowlby) the Elder. Lillian the Younger shows up every Christmas Eve day and puts all those candles in the candleholders.
Judey is a wonderful first voice and face to meet coming into our church during the week. I am so grateful for Judey’s attentiveness; she is always gracious and welcoming. Judey makes all of us at the office look like we know what we’re doing even when sometimes we do not. She knows more of your names than I do. Judey has been integral part of the EPUMC “Being Big Enough to Make a Difference, Small Enough to Care”. We will miss the many gifts, skills and abilities Judey has contributed to our ministry.
We are in the final phase of hiring a new Administrative Assistant. I’m holding off on introducing her until she’s behind the desk. We’ll have a week in-between Judey’s last day and the new Admin Assistant’s first day; please be patient with us at the office next week.
The staff is taking Judey out to lunch at Biaggi’s around noon today. Wouldn’t it be great to have a whole bunch of “Thank You, Judey” messages on the office email that she had to wade through before she could go home today? At lunch we’re going to answer the question, “What I like most about working with Judey? (Besides laughing so much.)” Maybe you could add your thoughts.
May God be with you and your family, Judey. Thank You.
Keep the Faith!