Dear pastors and congregation chairpersons,
There was a bittersweet moment at the June 2 meeting of the Nebraska District board of directors.
It was because two of our board members – Kathy Brashear and Darla Rosendahl – had asked to step down from their board seats, and their resignations were accepted with thanks and appreciation from the rest of the board. They both had good reasons for doing so.
Kathy, as a lay representative, had served on the board for 11 years. Darla was completing her fifth year on the board. Both will be sorely missed for the talents, expertise, and commitment they brought with them to their service on the board.
And on a personal basis, they’ll be missed because of the friendship that developed over the years. That’s one of the best parts of serving on the district board – the opportunity to get to know individuals one might otherwise never encounter. There’s not much better in life today than becoming friends with fellow Lutherans
So, on behalf of the board, I want to publicly thank both Kathy and Darla for their dedicated service to the Nebraska District. Farewell gifts have been presented to both, but that doesn’t begin to equate with what they gave to the district.
The board is in the process of seeking successors for both of them to fill the remainder of their terms, but both positions will be up for election at the June 2018 district convention.
On another note, I would be remiss if I didn’t encourage as many as possible to register and attend the district’s Prairie Fire event coming up on Saturday, August 5, at Concordia University in Seward.
It promises to be a spirit-filled, encouraging, uplifting and edifying experience for all who attend. Registrations will be accepted online via the district website through July 17. The event itself begins with registration at 8:30 p.m. and wraps up by 4:30 p.m. And within those hours, some great information and ideas will be shared.
So spread the word – Prairie Fire is the place to be on Saturday, Aug. 5.
In His Name,
District board chairman