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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Leadership Changes At Restoration

Dear Restoration Family,
I wanted to fill you on some leadership changes at Restoration. After 5 years as a board member and Elder, Dan Behrens decided to step down because of the distance that he and his family drive to be a part of our congregation. It became increasingly difficult for Dan to fill his role as an Elder because he could not participate in a Connect Group or meet with people during the week. We are so grateful to Dan for all that he has done for our community. We are all in agreement that stepping down as an Elder was best for his family and for Restoration.
Our goal is to always have at least five people on our Board of Directors, with a higher number of lay leaders than staff members. Aybars Uckun and myself will remain as Elders and staff of Restoration.
Kelly Uckun has been serving as our Treasurer & Secretary since January. She is doing an amazing job performing other executive functions as needed and keeping track of the congregation's finances as well!
In April, we asked P.K. White to rejoin our leadership as a Board Member in a transitional role. He will serve in this capacity until January of 2018. We are glad to welcome him back and are grateful for his commitment and for his servant's heart.
In May, Janet Cothrell joined us as a Board Member until at least January 2018. Janet is a great addition to our team and has been a faithful and committed member of this community for well over a decade. Her wisdom and practical counsel are a blessing to our Board.
These additions will ensure that we will continue to meet the standards we have set for the Board and help us to fulfill our mission, to lead people to become fully devoted followers of Yeshua. Please pray that each of these leaders and their families experience God's provision, protection, and divine wisdom.
I have no doubt that the best is yet to come for Restoration! Yeshua is alive and we have much to celebrate as we press into the work God has called us to. We are really excited for this summer and coming fall and believe in the months and years to come Adonai will bless our community by bringing growth to the number of families that attend and our congregation's finances. Growth in these two areas will continue to help our community be a blessing to not only our city, but to Israel and the rest of the world as well! We believe God has incredible things in store for all who are connected to our synagogue.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact myself, Aybars, Kelly, PK or Janet. We love our synagogue and all that God is doing here!
In Yeshua and on behalf of Restoration's Board of Directors,
Matt

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