Celebration of Maria Yunis

Celebrate Maria Yunis and her time at PACC

August 28, 2016

Please join us after worship on August 28, as we say goodbye to Maria Yunis who will be leaving her job as PACC Church Administrator on September 9.  As much as she has enjoyed her time with us, she wants to focus on her business.

Maria has been with us for over 2 years and we will miss her dearly.  We are grateful that she came to us when she did after Kathy Richardson’s retirement. Those were big shoes to fill and Maria slipped into them nicely.  Soon after her arrival, the PACC landscape changed.   She calmly and professionally dealt with a pastoral medical leave, a short-term interim minister, several pulpit supply ministers, and the search and hiring of Jill Small, our long-term interim.

During this time, Maria has worked with PACC tenants, served as our Financial Secretary, and kept the office running smoothly, handling telephone calls, preparing worship bulletins and Spires, and everything else that we take for granted.

Hope to see everyone on Sunday, August 28.

Valerie Censabella, Administration Ministry Deacon

A Note from Maria

Dearest Members and Friends of PACC,

With some mixed emotion I inform you that I have discerned it is time for me to transition out of my position serving Park Avenue Congregational Church as Church Administrator.  As most of you know, I have a leadership and life coaching business that I have been working on relaunching for a few years and it’s become clear to me that it is time to focus all of my work energies and attention on the success of my business. I recently embraced new messaging for my business:  “It’s not too late to live your dream.”  It is with no surprise that, initially unknowingly, I launched myself into my own program and I am making it happen!

My hope is that this will work out to be good timing.  With the church in the capable and organized hands of Jill Small, my replacement will be able to learn the ropes this program year to be ready for the new settled pastor.

It truly has been an honor and a joy to work with many of you closely. I have grown to love and appreciate this church as a loving community as well as each individual I have had the chance to get to know. I have been and felt very welcomed, embraced and supported in my role and have felt part of this community in a special way as well. All of this and all of you, I will miss! I don’t plan to disappear completely and hope to stay in touch.

I will be working through the summer to finish up some projects that have been outstanding and get things in order. My last day will September 9th. I look forward to seeing you over the next couple of months.

With gratitude, love and respect,

Maria Yunis

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