A Thankful Farewell in March 2020
Posted on: 27th September 2019
During this week, the CMS SANT Branch has announced that we will be saying good-bye to Katy Smith, the current CMS SANT Regional Director (Executive Director) from CMS in March 2020. In the letter to supporters & members in South Australia and the Northern Territory released this week, Katy pointed out that this next leadership transition is because of a positive change within the Branch,
At the Annual General Meeting for CMS SANT on September 8, we were incredibly thankful to reflect upon how God has been at work through the Branch. Our operational priority over these months has been to ensure that the way we support gospel workers in the transition from location to home assignment in Adelaide is helpful for the whole family to flourish for the long-term. At the AGM, we saw the fruit of these priorities being actioned and, with the increasing number of gospel workers being sent through the Branch, it is clear that the Branch has been repositioned to meet the opportunities that the present and the future represent.
Because the Branch has now reached a point of stability, there is now space for me to pass the baton of Regional Director (Executive Officer) on to a new leader who can continue the work of strengthening Branch operations and governance.
In response, Andrew Jackson (the Branch President & Co-Chair) wrote,
On behalf of the Board of CMS SANT, I wish to express sincere thanks to Katy for her outstanding contribution, in her diligent and effective leadership of the Branch since commencing in the role of Regional Director in January 2018.
We farewell Katy sadly, however with great thanks to God for the work that He has enabled in this time, and that she will leave the Branch operations in good shape. Katy has built a very capable staff team and implemented systems to ensure the smooth running of the Branch, effective care for our gospel workers, and raising up of new workers for the harvest.
The Board has now commenced a process for recruiting a suitable candidate to fill the role of Regional Director. We invite you to pray with us that God will raise up a suitably gifted and godly leader for the CMS SANT Branch.