Rector Chris Girata has announced that Oleta Salyards has been named Interim Director of Mission and Outreach.  She will immediately begin organizing Saint Michael’s Hurricane Harvey disaster relief efforts.

“It has been my hope to hire an experienced coordinator for Mission and Outreach, and with the incredible destruction from Hurricane Harvey, I jumped at the opportunity to bring a gifted leader onto the team,” the Rector said.  Mrs. Salyards, a parishioner and former Vestry member, has an extensive background in marketing and volunteer coordination.  She organized and led Saint Michael’s disaster response to Hurricane Katrina that devastated New Orleans and the Gulf coast in 2005.

“I am excited,” Mrs. Salyards said, “to work with our amazing clergy, staff, parishioners, and community to lead Mission and Outreach, addressing both the immediate needs of Hurricane Harvey victims as well as the long-term opportunities to spread God’s love.”

She will begin her ministry at Saint Michael immediately.