Dear St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church and School,
Happy Advent greetings to y’all! I want to thank you for the lovely stole you gave me for my ordination. I was overwhelmed by this thoughtful gift. It is a symbol of the love you have shown me over the years as you helped equip me for ministry. I am so grateful for all the gifts you have given me, the friendships I treasure, the clergy and folks of all ages who will always be dear to me, and the precious school children, families, teachers, and staff who changed my life forever. The wonderful people of this church and school helped me grow to be a servant for Christ, which led me to follow a deep calling on my life to serve God as an ordained person.
I will treasure this stole and remember that I am called to be part of a mission: to be Jesus Christ’s heart, hands, and feet to everyone, no matter where they are on their journey of faith.
With Sincere Thanks and Love,