7800 West County Road 42
Apple Valley, Minnesota

A Grace Staff Team Update

Family and friends of Grace,

I’m writing today to inform you of an upcoming change in our staff team at Grace. Laurel Jacobson, our Director of Intergenerational Ministries, was offered and has accepted a position at Christ Church Lutheran in south Minneapolis as Office Administrator and Volunteer Coordinator. Her final day at Grace will be Friday, May 31st. She’ll be in worship on Sunday, June 2nd to be recognized and celebrate with our congregation.

Laurel shared with our staff and she wanted to share with you that this wasn’t an easy decision for her, as her nearly 14 years on staff have been life-giving and joy-filled. She is not leaving Grace for any negative reason at all and looks forward to a fresh start offering her gifts and talents, bringing along all she has learned from her time here, and especially all she has learned from you. She set out in this role to walk with the good people of this church and grow together as the family of Christ, with all empowered to do God’s work with their hands and hearts, and she’s done exactly that. We are deeply grateful for her time, neverending energy, magnetic personality, and those countless ways in which she’s exemplified abundant generosity and heartfelt graciousness.

Be sure to join us on June 2nd as we do our best to honor her service to this people and place.

In Grace,
Pastor John Matthews

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