Thank you and Blessings to
as she leaves the position of Church Support and Development
Life brings us changes and transitions, individually and organizationally. Today, we announce the departure of Rebecca Wilson who has admirably served as the Church Support and Development Coordinator during the most challenging times as churches dealt with the stress and impact of COVID. We are grateful for her service and wisdom, and wish her well in her new ministry opportunities.
Rebecca says, “When I reflect back on two years of serving on MCC staff, I am grateful for the chance to get to know so many amazing people and congregations. I have found meaning and joy supporting churches and leaders in navigating the opportunities and challenges of COVID, worshiping together, delivering sermons, sharing poetry, and engaging in transformative conversations over Zoom. This has been a time of personal growth and vocational development. As I leave to embrace new ministry opportunities, I am a better person because of this transformative experience.”
These are just a few highlights of her work. Rebecca has worked with staff colleagues developing and hosting webinars, workshops, and resources including a major update of the Pastoral Search Process resources. Many hours have been spent supporting individual churches in times of transition and conflict. Rebecca helped to re-design the church Annual Report Form and brought fresh ideas and organization to our MCC Networks. With her commitment to diversity and inclusivity, Rebecca even took the risk and made the personal effort to preach in Spanish.
Reflecting on Rebecca’s time on staff, Rev. Elder Cecilia Eggleston said, “Rebecca brought a wealth of experience from her time in the United Methodists, where she supported churches and communities devastated by flooding. She joined the MCC staff just as the global pandemic was beginning to take hold, with pastors and local boards finding themselves in unchartered waters. She has worked tirelessly to support congregations, as they go through the different challenges of church life. It has not been an easy couple of years for any of us and Rebecca has accomplished a great deal in a short space of time. She has also connected with our Network leaders to engage with them in finding better ways to support and develop our networks. Rebecca is a talented poet, writer and artist. This creative aspect was always so powerful when Rebecca shared it with us on staff. As she leaves the staff team, I am grateful for all that Rebecca has done in ministry with MCC. I know that she will continue to bless those she works with.”
Rebecca’s last day on the MCC Staff will be April 29th, 2022.
Notes of appreciation may be sent to Rebecca at [email protected]