“To everything there is a season and a time for every matter and purpose under heaven … ”
There’s something invigorating about the freshness of a new year: time unmarked, a new beginning, a fresh start. This season marks not only the beginning of a new year, but for some of our most recent alumni, it marks the beginning of a new journey. We welcomed 73 new graduates into our Alumni Association this past month at our winter commencement ceremony. It was a significant celebration for me in that my step-daughter Meredith was among those graduating with master’s degrees. Significant as well was that it marked my final commencement ceremony and season of serving as Multnomah’s alumni director.
There are no words to express the gratitude in my heart for the honor it has been to serve Multnomah and our alumni these past 11 years. Thank you for the ways that you represent Multnomah and its mission and most importantly our Savior. As we usher in new seasons of life, we trust God with each new step along the way, and in doing so, we learn a deeper dependence upon Him.
In January, I will begin serving in my new role as human resources director, supporting our family businesses. I am excited for this new opportunity and for learning deeper ways of growing in dependence. I’m excited as well for what God will continue to do in and through Multnomah. This isn’t goodbye — only farewell, as I’m sure our paths will cross again.