Farmers Market Names Tricia Stewart New Director
John Ellerman, Chair, and the Farmers Market Operating Committee are pleased to announce the appointment of parishioner Tricia Stewart as our new Market Director. Tricia steps in following the three-year tenure of Nancy Wilbur. Nancy retired at the end of the 2018 market season and after serving as a volunteer greeter and on the Operating Committee for the previous four seasons.
We are pleased to have a person of Tricia’s caliber take on this important role and we enthusiastically welcome her on board. Tricia has been ‘shadowing’ Nancy Wilbur for the entire past market season in preparation for this change in leadership. When searching for a candidate to take this position, Tricia emerged as the ideal candidate to lead the market to its next stage of growth
Most recently, Tricia served as the 2017-2018 President of the Women of Saint Michael and she modestly allows that she also has held a ‘few’ other leadership roles at Saint Michael as well as in the Community: for the Highland Park schools, Junior League of Dallas and for her Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority’s Alumnae Association. A graduate of the University of Texas, Tricia’s work history includes being the manager and owner of Stewart and Associates, Interior Design Firm. Tricia and former high-school-sweetheart-now-husband of 31 years, Tom, have been long-time fans and volunteers for the Market, usually showing up every Saturday to shop or volunteer. The Stewarts have two adult daughters: Sally and Mary, and son, Jeff is married to Claire. Tricia tells us that she and Tom “love to eat, love to cook and have been coming to the market since it began seven years ago.” After completing tenures with other ministries at Saint Michael, “we were looking for something new to do at SMAA”. Tricia expressed that “we were thrilled when this opportunity came up.”
Many of our long-time parishioners will also recall that Tricia’s parents both have served as leaders at Saint Michael with Tricia’s mom, Priscilla Bell, serving as President of WOSM and her dad, Bob Bell, serving as senior warden of the vestry twice. They certainly set the bar high for Tricia.
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