At the Circuit Picnic today, we have said goodbye members of our Circuit Leadership Team. We are grateful for the ways in which they have served the Circuit and wish them all the best for the future.
Rev Vivienne Smith
Rev Vivienne has served in the Circuit for eight years, including seven as Superintendent Minister. During her time with us, Rev Vivienne has worked hard to unite the Circuit and today she spoke to us about the importance of continuing to "work as one", something which is important as we face the challenges of the next year. Vivienne demonstrates love in everything she does — both a love of God and love towards others. The Circuit Stewards regularly recite Viv's manta "Do your best and let God do the rest." We wish Viv all the best in her new Circuit and we hope that they quickly come to love her as much as we love her.
Rev Len Pereira
Rev Len leaves the Circuit after ten years. We are incredibly grateful for the commitment and dedication he has demonstrated towards his churches and the wider Circuit during that time. Rev Len's passion for evangelism and prayer has been demonstrated in the initiatives he has set up in these areas. He reminded us today about the importance of trusting in God for the future growth of the church and these words are important to us as we embrace the challenges of the future in our Circuit. We wish Len all the best in his retirement and hope that he and Glenys are able to spend more with their family.
Rev Luke Smith
Rev Luke has served as Acting Superintendent Minister of the Leigh and Hindley Circuit over the past few months, alongside his duties in the Liverpool North Circuit. We are incredibly grateful for the support and guidance he has provided during his short time with us and his sense of humour will be missed. We wish Luke all the best in his new Circuit.
Elspeth has served as a Circuit Steward and Circuit Treasurer for seven years, serving an extra year to support us through the Coronavirus pandemic. Her exceptional hard work and attention to detail is always appreciated, as is her vast knowledge of everything Methodist and beyond. We wish her all the best as she continues in her role as a school governor and as she takes up her new appointment as District Treasurer.
Lind has served as a Circuit Steward for three years. During that time she has supported churches and the Circuit in numerous ways, particularly in the pastoral support she has provided. We wish her all the best for the future and the Circuit Stewards will greatly miss her company.
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