Dear Redeemer Family and Friends,
Josh Cooper has humbly and faithfully served our church, our youth, and their families over the past six years. As summer recently ended, Josh has just transitioned out of his paid staff position at Redeemer. He started out as Redeemer’s Pastoral Intern and then became our Pastoral Assistant for Youth Ministry. Over the years of working with Josh, he has blessed me as a humble fellow worker of the Gospel, a dedicated youth leader, a great surfing partner, and most of all as a quality and godly friend. It has been an honor to serve the church, the youth, and families alongside of him.
It must also be noted that Josh would not have made such a large impact on our church, youth, and families if it weren’t for his wife Hallie! Hallie has loyally served alongside Josh over all these years and has specifically loved and discipled so many of our youth girls. It wouldn’t be a stretch to say (and Josh would agree) that Hallie really carried our youth ministry for years!
As many of you know, Josh and Hallie welcomed their first child, Taylor, into their family this past spring, and Josh’s personal business has continued to grow. These are two wonderful blessings for their family, but it also meant that back in the spring we needed to start working on a transition plan to hand over the youth ministry to someone else. Brian Scholl came on church staff in May as the Pastoral Intern / Youth Ministry Coordinator, and Josh has done a great job in training him and handing off the youth ministry baton to him over the summer.
Even though Josh will no longer be on staff, we are grateful that he, Hallie, and Taylor will continue to be active church members in our community! So the next time to see either Josh or Hallie at church give them both a hug and thank them for their service to our church and specifically to our youth and families. This Sunday, September 23rd, we will also be inviting Josh and Hallie to the front during the worship service and publicly thanking them for their years of service, so plan to attend if you are able. Feel free also to email Josh or Hallie a thank you note at (firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com)
Pastor Adam Feichtmann