Cathy Denny is stepping down as our Children’s Ministry Director at the end of August. She notified me of this about four weeks ago, giving us a two month notice. She is a great person, outstanding leader, and top notch performer. PCC would not be where it is today without her contribution and commitment to this ministry. She has served in this capacity for six years, taking a fledgling and disorganized children’s ministry and turning it around to become what it is today. During her time in this role, Cathy has demonstrated her leadership skills by successfully pulling together a ministry team to help carry out the work. Through vision casting she has been able to inspire and motivate others. Together, she and her team, have formed ministry initiatives and executed those plans with a standard of excellence. Cathy possesses full buy-in to the mission & vision of PCC, and it is evident by her passion for this ministry. She has proven herself absolutely loyal and faithful, in the best and worst of times at PCC, making her one of the most valuable members of our team and my staff. Scores of children have been led to Christ while under her spiritual leadership. Many of these children are now teenagers who are still connected to PCC and are living for God; and because of this solid foundation, the process spiritual formation continues in their lives. Her efforts have made this possible.
Cathy’s reason for stepping down is that she feels her time in children’s ministry has run its course and has now come to an end. Nothing is supposed to last for ever, and she is looking forward to new challenges and ministry opportunities. For now, Cathy is simply taking a Sabbatical, where she plans to devote more time to writing, to her family, to rest, and to seek God’s direction for ministry involvement in another area at PCC. She also believes that a ‘fresh set of eyes’ might be able to take the children’s ministry to its next level.
She and her entire family are remaining with Pace Community Church where they will continue to serve and worship. Her husband, Scott, is actively involved in our teen ministry, serving on the teaching team (and is an excellent teacher BTW) and will continue there. Cathy also serves as one of our Corporate Officers for Pace Community Church, Inc., listed in our charter with the State of Florida, Division of Corporations, and will continue to serve in that capacity.
This, of course, raises questions about the children’s ministry and what’s going to happen in Cathy’s absence. Just so you know, we have been working diligently behind the scenes for the last four weeks to ensure a smooth transition.
I will write about this tomorrow.
In the meantime, you can read Cathy's blog HERE