Monday, March 2, 2015

Dear members and friends of Grace,

After much consideration and prayer, I have decided to resign my call as Associate Pastor of Grace Lutheran Church and School.

Yesterday I received and accepted a call to serve as Pastor of Resurrection Lutheran Church (ELCA) in Chicago, Illinois. My last official Sunday among you will be April 12, 2015. On Confirmation Sunday, May 3, 2015, I will join Pastor Shaner in confirming the youth I have been working with for the past three years.

Grace’s leadership is working quickly to retain interim pastoral assistance to work alongside Pastor Shaner in providing pastoral service to Grace during the transition to a new Senior Pastor and Associate Pastor team.

I am thankful for the ministry we have done together to the glory of God during these past six years. I trust that the Spirit will continue to lead this congregation in faithful service. You are in good hands, with strong lay leaders and pastoral staff, and the loving hands of our God who calls us and leads us in ministry.

In Christ,
The Rev. Dr. Kelly K. Faulstich