From the Desk of Jim Linker:
With a sad heart, I would like to tell everyone that has worked with me over the years that I'm stepping down from Executive Director of the food pantry because of personal issues regarding the health of family members. I would like to introduce Caylon Umphrey as the new Executive Director of the New Hope Food Pantry. She is a God-fearing lady that knows that God is in control of the pantry.
I am very thankful that the officers of New Hope PCA picked Caylon as my successor because she has put in countless hours helping me to grow the pantry into what it is today. I know that she will continue to follow the mission statement by helping our neighbors in need and providing food all while giving God the glory.
I'll still continue to support this ministry because of the love I have for feeding people in need. A favorite scripture of mine is found in Ecclesiastes 3:
There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under the heavens:
2 a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
3 a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,
4 a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,
5 a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
6 a time to search and a time to give up,
a time to keep and a time to throw away,
7 a time to tear and a time to mend,
a time to be silent and a time to speak,
8 a time to love and a time to hate,
a time for war and a time for peace.
So now is my time for passing the baton.
Peace and blessings,