For the past 6 years, Joe Bott has served as our Associate & Youth Pastor. He has been an incredible blessing to our church family and to our staff. His maturity, wisdom and genuine care for our young people is evident every day. Melanie Bott has recently been serving as our Kids Ministry Director. Our kids ministry has grown and flourished under her leadership.
The Botts have had a growing sense of calling on their lives, and have been discerning what God has next for them. That calling was confirmed last Sunday, as they were in Ladysmith, BC. The members of Ladysmith Bethel Church gave a resounding 100% vote to call Pastor Joe to be their new Lead Pastor. He will begin his new role on April 1st.
We are very sad to have to say goodbye to the Botts, but we are also incredibly proud of them. This is a wonderful moment for them, as they pursue God's call. We are not just "losing" the Botts; we are sending them out, so that another church can experience the same blessings we have experienced. The kingdom of God is growing!
Our Board, staff and leadership are working diligently to make sure we have a transition strategy in place. Our Youth and Children are very important to us, and they will receive the best possible care moving forward.
Place make sure you take an opportunity in the next several weeks to express your appreciation and offer your blessing to the Botts. Their last Sunday with us will be March 24th.