A Letter from Renee Dickhute
Dear Church Family,
It is with mixed emotion that I announce that I am retiring from my position as the Director of Children’s Ministries. This decision did not come lightly and is the outcome of much prayer. As I move forward, I plan to continue to seek God’s will for my life, reconnect with God in worship and spend more time with my family. I am excited at the thought of having a vibrant new Children’s Ministry leader continue the work that I have started, and take our Children’s Ministry to the next level. I know God has amazing plans for his children.
I have truly enjoyed my years in ministry, but know that it is time for a change for me personally. I would like to thank the many volunteers I have had the pleasure to work alongside over the years. You are the hands and feet of Christ who serve his children with joy! You rock!
Thanks also to the wonderful staff at HMUMC. I know I can count on any of you anytime, and have done so many times. Working with Traci Lowry in Children’s Ministry has been delightful. I can’t thank her enough for her friendship and her commitment to grow children in faith. I appreciate the leadership of the church and SPR, including Toni Pitt, Dale Robbins and Susan Eyring, as they have supported me in every way for many years.
A special thanks to Pastor Dave who trusted in me to lead the children of this community in Preschool and Children’s Ministry. As I have said in service before, if we have something in particular in mind for the children, he always answers, ‘Yes!” He has supported me through many years of meaningful service to our children and community.
I look forward to seeing how God will continue to grow our Children’s Ministry through all of our dedicated Children’s Ministry staff, leaders, volunteers and your next Children’s Ministry Director. HMUMC is a special place to serve and grow. Please be in prayer for the search committee as they seek God’s will to find the right person to move the Children’s Ministry forward, as well as for me. I am excited to see what God has in store for me in this new chapter in my life. Thanks again.
In His Name,