6-26-2016 ***NEWS FROM FR. CRAIG – I am very pleased to announce that we have hired Nathan Jones to be the new DRE for our Good Teacher Area Faith Community. He will officially begin his position July 1st.
He will be coming in this week sometime to meet with Deacon Jason and start getting up to speed on things. Nathan Jones comes from Harmony, MN, where he lives with his family, which consists of his wife and four children.
He was an interim faith formation director there, and is ready to take on a full-time position in our area. Nathan brings a lot of zeal and love for his Catholic faith and desire for the salvation of souls to this position.
He has a deep knowledge of his Catholic faith, and a real desire to pass that on to our youth, adults, families, RCIA program and our 'disconnected' members.
He also understands that prayer will be the bedrock of any ministry position. Nathan's position will be full-time, including not only DRE but also other ministry as well, such as RCIA, adult ministry, youth/college ministry, etc., the details of which will be worked out as we go along.
I invite you to welcome Nathan and his family to our area. Nathan will begin working here in July, 2016 and his family will follow more towards the end of the summer.
St. Leo council has agreed to let him and his family live in their rectory until they find permanent housing. I want to thank the parish of St. Leo for this generosity of the use of their rectory for the good of our AFC.
Nathan will try to be present at area weekend Masses through the summer, so as to start getting to know the parishes here. When you see him, please welcome him warmly and introduce yourselves. I'm sure it will take time for him to get to know your names!
Lastly, if you have anything you would like to see Nathan do this summer or next year, I know he would enjoy your input and would try his best to make it happen.