Dear First Pres,

For the last five years when you've called the church phone or visited the church office, you've likely had the privilege of speaking with our front desk and church systems administrator, Audrey Arce. Now God is calling her in a new direction.
Audrey has been a huge gift to our staff and church. She has served in her staff role with great administrative skills as well as a great care for all the people that she encounters. Many of us have been ministered to by Audrey, whether it was helping us navigate the church database or praying for us in the midst of a trial. I am extremely grateful for God's call on her to be at FPC these last many years.

Now, God is calling Audrey into a different mission field, the Philippines. Audrey has served on short-term teams in the Philippines before, but after her most recent trip, it became clear that God had something more for her there. She will be leaving our staff at the end of June and launching into mission ministry soon after. She will be serving with an organization called Church Multiplication Coalition (CMC) International. Her father, Larry Arce started this work some thirty years ago with a vision to plant a church in every village in the country. Audrey will be joining that effort.

We've taken the time to celebrate Audrey as a staff, but I wanted to make sure that you knew of this important transition in the life of our staff and congregation. Please feel free to send your gratitude to Audrey. Her last day at the front desk will be June 29.

Meanwhile, we've hired our next Front Desk and Systems Administrator. But we'll wait to tell you more about her in an upcoming email.

Please join me in praying for Audrey as she follows God's lead to participate in His redeeming transformation for the Philippines.