Looking back on my years involved in the Grace Church community, I am thankful to have been part of such an accepting, warm group of people. From my earliest memories as a young, junior choir participant, to my time serving as a youth representative on the vestry, to my more recent moments as Crucifer during service, I have never ceased to feel like a true member of the Grace family. The experiences I had spending summers in New Hampshire at the Barbara C. Harris camp, and traveling to Drumlin Farm as part of the B-SAFE program couldn't have proved more rewarding Grace adventures.
Furthermore, I was lucky enough to be involved in the Grace Vestry throughout the search process for a new Rector, and thus gained a valuable understanding of how a decision-making council functions. Even as I grew older and spent less and less time at Grace, I was always greeted with great kindness and generosity upon my visits; I am always amazed at how members of the community seem to express genuine interest and care for their fellow members. Over the years, Grace has grown into a second home of mine and I will thoroughly miss my time there next year.