With approval from SPRC, Church Council and our District Superintendent, I will be on renewal leave the month of August. I look forward to the time of rest and renewal, and the return to engaged ministry in September. While on leave, the pulpit will be filled by Rev. Jane Ellen Nickell and Ms. Sarah Miller. Our other shared ministries will continue under the guidance of our capable staff and lay leaders. I am thankful for this opportunity to reboot and thankful for the opportunity to continue to serve as the pastor of Stone UMC.