Dear All Saints family,

I hope this finds you well in a week of snow, ice, heavy rain and a moment where the temperatures were almost Spring-like! In much the same way, we are clearly in a continuing season of change and transition as a church family. I have the bitter-sweet task of letting you all know that after two extraordinarily faithful years of service, our much beloved, Cheryl Etu, will be standing down in her role as Connections Coordinator at All Saints effective January 1, 2020.

The encouraging part is that Nate and Hannah will remain among us in our parish family and Cheryl will be returning to her career as a licensed clinical counselor with the hope of being able to practice near Amesbury. Cheryl also looks forward to having more devoted and undivided time with her and Nate’s sweet 2-year old daughter, Hannah, whose needs have also changed since Cheryl was hired two years ago.

This was a difficult decision for the Etu family. Their commitment and love for All Saints and the desire to see the love of Jesus brought to the wider community is unwavering. I wholeheartedly agree with our Senior Warden Chris Sherratt in considering Cheryl’s work for us in these last two years as groundbreaking and pivotal for our parish in reaching out to Amesbury.

Thanks to Cheryl’s organization and thoughtfulness, she’s already at work preparing the base of a job description that the Vestry can refine and take forward as we seek to fill the role, knowing all the while that Cheryl’s contribution to the life and ministry of the All Saints family has been invaluable.

Please hold Cheryl, Nate and Hannah in your prayers and the All Saints Vestry as they seek the Lord’s leading for the right next steps.

In His great love,

+Bishop Andrew