Staff Departure: Rachel Jones
Dear Saint Michael Family,
Those who work with our Assistant for Music, Rachel Jones, can attest to her many talents. Her work at Saint Michael has aided her discernment that she is called primarily to teaching and performing, rather than administration, and needs to devote full-time attention in those areas. She will finish her time at SMAA in June.
Rachel has made a tremendous impact on our music ministry. Her dedication to and love of church music are an inspiration. Her hard work has paid off in numerous ways. And her jovial spirit and sense of humor are a delight. In only a year, Rachel has transformed our music ministry’s function. That ranges from internal organization, to communication, to inter-departmental collaboration, and more. Moreover, her experience and skill as a professional singer has added to the beauty of our liturgy. Rachel has accomplished all this and more during one of the most difficult times imaginable for a church music ministry – a global pandemic that has made choir one of the highest risk actives on earth! I’m deeply grateful for her and will miss her.
We will celebrate and give thanks for Rachel at our end of the year choir celebrations in May and June. Please join me in thanking her for her wonderful service to our parish and offering our prayers as she moves on to the next chapter of her life.
Director of Music and Organist