M.E. Steelman Resigns

ME Steelman, who has served Derry as a part-time Children’s Ministry Coordinator and more recently as our full-time Director of Church Life and Connection, has decided to resign her position. ME has found that the demands of her new position, requiring evening and Sunday hours, have taken her away from her young family. Click here to read ME’s resignation letter, which goes into more detail about her reasons for leaving her position.

ME will be working at Derry until December 31, 2023 or until the Personnel Committee finds a replacement for her responsibilities. ME intends to continue worshiping with her church family, but will step away from the Christian Education Committee and the Membership Connections Committee for a period of two years. This will allow her successor and volunteers room to grow into those responsibilities. You will recall that Debbie Hough, our past Director of Christian Education, took a similar respite after her retirement.

The Personnel Committee is evaluating Derry’s needs in consultation with Session and committees and will develop a staffing plan to meet those needs.

Personnel Committee and Session members Julie Yutesler and Gregg Robertson will be pleased to answer any question you may have.