Children and family ministries are very important to us, and we want to grow our Sunday School and young people’s work. We are grateful to the Reverend Alison Turner who has looked after the Sunday School this past year on a voluntary basis. As we begin our strategic planning project, we need to think carefully about our needs for children and family ministry. The Standing Committee has asked Mother Turner to join the parish staff in a formal capacity as Director of Children and Family Ministry for a one-year, part-time contract to work with us as coordinator and advisor as we plan for the future. Many of us are aware of Mother Turner’s gifts and skills as a professional educator, advisor and priest. The Vestry have given their full support; she will report directly to the Associate Rector, Father Moretz. Please join us in welcoming Mother Turner in this important piece of work over this next year.