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After 15 years of service to the diocese, Judith Coleman, receptionist at the synod office, has announced that it's time for her to retire. Her last day in the synod office will be October 14, 2021.

Judith has long been the "heart and soul" of the synod office, and many of us will miss her cheerful voice on the other end of the phone, or even better, her warm greetings at the door. She has served three bishops and seen our diocese through times of grief, adaptation and celebration. At the synod office, we're already lamenting the loss of Judith's incredible "institutional memory." You can always count on her to know the answer to, "Hey Judith, do you remember in the early 90s what happened when..." Mostly though, the whole diocese will miss Judith's care and attention for every single person who walked through the synod office doors or sent an email asking for help. She has been constant source of positivity, guidance, and care to all of us.

However, after 50 years of working, we know Judith is looking forward to discovering the joy of retirement. 

Congratulations Judith!