Staff Retreat // Last Week – Part 3
Have you met the new staff @ The Gallery Church? Last week I ventured upstate for an overnight retreat with the 5 other people that make up our Gallery Church staff team. I’d like for you to meet them.
Kelly Flaherty is my new assistant and is currently working with us 20 hours a week. She moved from Ohio to NYC a few years back. Kelly has a contagious positive attitude and is ferociously organized. Be sure to connect with Kelly.
Chris Mills is our new Worship Director logging in an official 10 hours a week and probably volunteers another 10 hours. Mills has a compassionate pastoral heart and jovial personality. In addition to giving direction to our worship ministry, he’s also seeking to start a Young Life Club in the Chelsea neighborhood right around the Salt Space. Be sure to follow Chris on twitter and check out his blog.
Jen Brown, graphic designer extraordinaire continues to serve as the Director of the Salt Space. She gave up a full time job working @ Lucky to spearhead the Salt Space team. Drop her a tweet today if you are interested in being a part of the Salt Space team and while you wait for her reply, check out her killer graphic design work.
Brandon Moore moved from Tennessee just weeks ago to serve as our Business Administrator. Brandon brings to our team impeccable character, rare pastoral acumen, and a work ethic we’d all be wise to imitate. He is officially employed by the Gallery Church through an internship program with the North American Mission Board. Brandon has committed to serving with us for two years and is pursuing as Masters of Divinity @ SBTS’s NYC Extension Center. He is preaching tomorrow in both gatherings so pray for him if you are reading this in time. Be sure to follow him on twitter and check out his blog.
Leann Boyd is volunteering for a short stint as our new Gallery Kid Director and she has all the Mom’s raving about the job she is doing. Leann is a former art teacher in the public school system and continues to engage the arts through initiatives like Pop-Up Art Studio which will be having an upcoming show @ the Salt Space. A phenom theologian, faithful wife, and tender mother, Leann is some good stuff and we are glad to have her on the team. Her blog posts though few in number, are worth tuning in for.
Our overnight retreat upstate was fantastic. Joe Garrad’s parents hosted us with warm hospitality at their quiet home in Patterson, NY. Together we discussed a book that we had been reading, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team. I highly recommend it for teams. Our discussion was lively and this book helped us get started on the right foot as a team. Please pray for your new staff, that God would establish the work of their hands to the glory of His name.