Dearest Zion Family,
It is through an unexpected moving of the Holy Spirit and mixed emotions that I sit down to write this letter. This letter is to inform the Zion community that I have accepted a call to be the program director of Camp Wapo and Ox Lake. This acceptance has come after a long period of discernment, prayer, and a few tears.
I am excited how the Spirit is moving in my life and I am thankful that this new call will allow for continued ministry with this beloved community, especially the youth and families. Taking this position will allow me to use the variety of gifts and skills I have been equipped with. It will also offer me a new challenge and adventure in ministry.
My time with Zion will come to a close at the end of November, with my last official Sunday being November 29. Our wonderful staff is working to plan a farewell reception on November 22. Details will be coming soon.
I am so incredibly thankful for the past four years while we officially did ministry together. I am thankful for the ways this place has shaped me as a pastor, for the relationships that have been formed and the memories made.
And so with gratitude in my heart and tears in my eyes, I begin to say goodbye. Throughout the month if you would like to have conversation, coffee or have questions please let me know.
Pastor Suzi Orlopp