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By Carol Brown

published in Family Matters eNewsletter August 30, 2018

(Carol read the following letter to the HHBC church family at the conclusion of the worship service on Sunday, August 26.)

As people of faith, we are each called by God to serve in a certain place and for a given time. I am so humbled that God has called me to serve in this wonderful place of ministry for the last 23 years but now the time has come for me to make a transition to a new calling and a new adventure. I am announcing my resignation as Director of Preschool Ministries and will complete my time of ministry here on September 30. My future plans for freelance and contract work include overseeing the publication of CBF missions curriculum for children, and working with churches and non-profits in the areas of communication, web media, and publications.

I will always be grateful that God gave me the joy of worshiping with you, eating Wednesday night meals with you, and just being a part of this wonderful church family and staff for the past 23 years. Many of you have trusted me to care for and teach and love your preschoolers through the years, and for that I am extremely thankful. Your children have blessed me many times over with their hugs, smiles, and wonderfully entertaining stories.

In addition to precious preschoolers, I have also been blessed to work with a great church staff. Jake, Cass, Ruth, Gerald, Debbie, Stephanie, Charlie, Homer, and Brenda have made this a joyful place of ministry. We have prayed for each other and supported each other no matter what. We have laughed and cried together and raised our families together while serving side by side – our friendships run deep, and they will not end with this new season.

I am excited about this new phase of my life, and I look forward to the growth and change that is ahead for our church as well. We are not leaving Highland Hills, so I take comfort in knowing that we will still be family for each other and that we will continue to walk the road together, along whatever paths God leads us. May we be bold in seeking God’s path of growth, hope, and a strong future for Highland Hills.

With love and gratitude,
Carol Brown