Hello Siblings of Lake Merritt UMC,

As the year comes to a close, I am reflecting on how much has transformed in the last two years.  Our roles as both volunteers and staff has transformed along with that.  It is hard to believe that one of those constants, for longer than two years, has been our Church Administrator, Neil Wade. 

There are times when it might have seemed to some of us that he was always here, serving and helping and answering questions.  However, in reality, Neil has for the most part followed his work schedule of 9 am – 3 pm, Monday through Friday. 

Neil has also graciously given his mobile phone number to some folks for ease of communication about our ministries or volunteer staffing.  There may be times when he is at LMUMC on other days, which is either for hosting, or volunteering to participate in our worship.

In honoring his time, I will ask that we all call, or text our Church Administrator during his office hours of 9 am – 3 pm, unless it is an emergency that must be managed before the next business day, and you cannot reach me, the pastor to handle the emergency.

I am so grateful to you all, for your continued mission work through LMUMC and from the work our Church Administrator has done as well.  Blessings.

Shalom, Salaam,

Rev. Pamela Kurtz, Pastor