When I was asked to become a member of the vestry, I was hesitant, as I had never thought of being a part of the decision-making group at the Church. I initially chose Outreach to focus on because I was interested in efforts to pursue Prevention for Homelessness. That first year of my tenure the Church was so involved in hands-on Homeless program development that I was never able to address my interest in prevention. This year I offered to address the need to resolve the organ project that had been stalled for many years. I also will continue to assist in Outreach as we begin a new direction in service to the Homeless.