Dear Friends at Christ the King,
Grace and peace to you all! I’m writing to share with you the news that Candi Phelps has announced her retirement from her position as Administrative Assistant at Christ the King, effective March 31, 2017.
For the past nine years, Candi has been the first point of contact for both members and visitors who come into the church office during the week. We are grateful that she has played this role, along with so many tasks large and small. From office logistics and membership information to financial data entry and so much more, she has consistently done this work with a generous spirit of hospitality and a genuinely positive and supportive outlook. I am personally grateful to Candi for the deep and abiding faith that shines through all of her work done on behalf of this congregation.
In her letter to staff announcing her retirement, Candi writes, “Of all the places I have worked during my professional career, Christ the King is my favorite. I love the people with whom I work and I enjoy mingling and visiting with so many of the parishioners...I have seen many changes during my tenure at Christ the King and am proud and excited to see so much positive energy given to make this church relevant. My fellow staff members have brought fresh ideas and great energy that will serve us well as we continue our efforts to truly be a neighborhood church. I am very proud to be part of all that is happening...I want to thank everyone for their love, kindness, and support these past nine years. I hope and pray that the light of Christ the King will continue to be a shining force in the work of our Lord and Savior.”
Director of Operations KC Gubrud and I have already begun working on the process that will bring the right person to succeed Candi in the role of Administrative Assistant for CtK. Candi has given us ample notice, and has also graciously offered her assistance in making this transition as smooth as possible, both of which allow us to carry out this work in the best possible way. We will continue to update you as this process proceeds.
We thank God for sending Candi to CtK and pray that God will continue to guide her in this transition toward retirement, and in whatever the next chapter of life and ministry may hold for her.
Pastor Peter Hanson