I will do my best to pick up from where we left off at the end of last year's retreat. The discussions were just getting into some real substance as the retreat came to a close. It is my desire to not lose sight of those fruitful discussions and extrapolate further upon how we can all grow in our own spirituality as well as our ministry. There will be ample opportunity for some candid reflection in our time together.
I am grateful to all of the deacons who give so generously of their time and talent in serving God's people. Furthermore, I am appreciative of the many sacrifices that our wives make in the process as well. I have been ordained for almost 16 years and my wife and children have made many sacrifices through the years to enable me the opportunity to do what I do. A sincere "thank you" to all of the deacon wives and families for your wonderful support in our ministry.