People matter. These two words have echoed in my mind these past few weeks as I’ve thought about our neighbors who’ve been pushed to the fringe of society and feel like they’ve been forgotten by God. They matter. They matter to God. They should matter to me. I don’t just want to join the conversation- I want to join a solution.
When the board of directors of ANEW Place approached me about the Executive Director role, I knew this was a unique opportunity. I had partnered with ANEW for over six years. I believe in the Vision and Values. I believe in the Process. I believe in the Team of staff and volunteers. I believe if Jesus were physically present in 2017 Burlington, ANEW is attempting what he would be doing. I knew I could walk out the door of my home each morning confident I am giving my time, energy, and resources to something that matters, because people matter.