Dear Colleagues in Ministry,
As you know, Sally West is retiring in March. Sally will be greatly missed and we are so appreciative of all the work and love she has poured into our Conference. Our final goodbye party for Sally is at St. Francis in the Foothills on March 8 at 11:30 am. All are welcome to join us in saying farewell and in sending Sally off with good wishes and much love. Please RSVP by March 1, , so we can prepare.
After interviewing several candidates, we have found our new Administrative Assistant. Cynthia Holly comes with experience as an executive administrative assistant in the church and other organizations. She brings a calm and caring presence, and a deep faith in the God’s work in the world. I hope you will join me in welcoming her.
Cynthia will be working remotely from the Phoenix Conference office, and she will be half time. She begins on February 16, and will spend a few weeks training with Sally and with Carla Whitmire, East/West Administrative Assistant. Please keep Cynthia in your prayers, and give her a big welcome when you have the privilege of meeting her!
Faith, hope, & love,
Rev. Dr. Dottie Escobedo-Frank
South District Superintendent
Desert Southwest Conference
The United Methodist Church