Categories: Rector's Corner

Farewell to Nancy Derr

Sari Ateek
Sari Ateek, Rector

On October 1 (less than three weeks from now), we will be celebrating Nancy Derr’s retirement as she concludes 19 years of ministry among us as the Director of our Church School. Nancy’s leadership and vision over the past two decades have transformed our Church School into the vibrant program that it is today, and St. John’s owes her a debt of gratitude for her love and devotion to our young people and to their development in Christian faith and practice.

Nancy’s farewell party will be held on October 1st at 5:45pm in the Parish Hall. I hope you will make the extra effort to return to church that afternoon to celebrate her ministry and to honor her for her service to our parish. If you would like to be involved in putting together this celebration, please contact the office.

If you would like to contribute to Nancy’s farewell purse, please do so by sending a check to the church office prior to Thursday, September 28, or by contributing online. (Be sure to designate your gift for ‘Nancy Derr Purse’ from the drop-down list of funds.)

Karen Berry
Karen Berry

Karen is the Director of Church Operations at St. John's.