There are times when the Holy Spirit sends messengers directing us toward change. There was a combination of many “changes” for me in 2019:
- The birth of my 1st grandchild
- My husband being ordained a permanent Deacon in the Catholic Church
- A milestone birthday
These milestones led me to pause, discern, and pray about what the next few years might look like in my life. Then seemingly out of nowhere, my “dream job” opportunity presents itself.
I have accepted a new position as Advancement Director at St. John the Baptist Catholic School in Savage. I will be building a new program from the ground up. St. John the Baptist parish has a great school full of energetic and prayerful Pre-K to 8th grade students excited to “Build the kingdom of God” in our needy world.
As I depart, the Sisters of St. Paul's Monastery have a solid understanding and practice— fundraising is a ministry not an activity. I invite each of you to continue sharing in the Sisters' mission and vision—to live by the Benedictine rule, tradition and values as they minister to their neighborhood, broader community and the Archdiocese of Minneapolis and St. Paul.
Until we meet again –
Peace and blessings,
Annette Walker, Mission Advancement Director, St. Paul’s Monastery