One of the things we don’t get here in Washington DC is the slight nip in the air that tells you that the school year is about to begin (and allows you to wear your new school clothes rather than your old sweaty summer clothes for another month) but nevertheless, it is September, and it’s the official season of the Start of New Things.
That’s true for us Central East Region staff – sort of! We had been expecting Rev. David Pyle to rejoin our team after his year with the New England Region, but he has up and gotten a new job as the Lead for the Mid America Region. Congratulations, David, we’re very proud of you! And we’re so grateful and delighted that Paula Cole Jones has agreed to stay with CER through June 30th of next year. If you had Paula as your primary contact last year, you will again this year – plus there are several additional New Jersey and New York congregations that will also have Paula this year!
We on the CER team are thrilled to have more time with Paula, while we’ll miss David and all he brings as well. The Start of New Things always takes a little adjusting. One thing that doesn’t change is the UUA’s commitment to you, our congregations and leaders, and the service we provide in connecting, companioning, coaching and challenging you. We hope to see you often this coming year!