Amanda’s Return from Sabbatical

I’m baaaaaaaack! I’m so grateful for the six weeks of sabbatical I had this summer, and thankful to all of you for making it possible, especially our great Board and wonderful staff, with the sabbatical leadership of Zebulon Green.
Sabbatical was restorative, a kind of “reset” after a very busy spring that gave me space to set intentions and plans for my own growth this coming year and beyond. This month marks the beginning of my eleventh year at WES, and I’m so excited for what comes next for us together!
This week I am catching up and debriefing with the staff and Board–but I also look forward to catching up with all of you, and hearing how your summers have been. I’ll be hosting a Lunch with the Leader on Thursday, August 16 (PLEASE NOTE that this is rescheduled from this week, so that I have some time to settle in), and I hope many of you might bring your lunch and your stories! And of course I hope to see many of you this coming Sunday at platform and perhaps at gatherings resisting white supremacy afterward (more details to come on that).
Feel free also to drop me a line, and let me know how you are. It’s good to be back.