EPC Session is pleased to announce the hiring of Reverend Sandra (Sandy) Hackett for our Interim Pastor. She currently resides with her husband Dave in Bothell, WA, but will temporarily relocate to our area for the duration of her call with us. Her most recent call was as an interim pastor for Millwood Presbyterian in Spokane WA, where she led that church in the successful calling of their new minister. However, during her 20 months at Millwood, she did much more than help them call a new pastor. Below, in her own words, she described a recent success, which was of great fulfillment to her personally:
“When I arrived in Millwood, I found a youth director who had been there for 12 years and had strong working relationships with the schools, the community and Young Life. The possibilities for growth were endless, yet the church budget could no longer sustain funding for the existing staff and programs. I invited the youth to think outside the box and gain access to outside resources through the creation of a separate non-profit-Millwood Impact. The community funded it in its first year, and they are at the center of feeding that community through the pandemic. What made this experience of fulfillment for me was getting to share my experience, casting a bigger vision, making connections to resources, encouraging staff members and creating a ministry partnership with the church. I give full credit to the youth staff for all the hard work of implementation.”
Sandy’s start date was July 1st, 2020. We are grateful that she has accepted the offer to lead our wonderful congregation in these uncertain times. Please give her a warm, heartfelt welcome to our community.