Dear colleagues and friends,
As we approach the completion of construction at Bellwether Farm, it is wonderful to see parochial, diocesan, and outside groups exploring how to use it in creative and delightful ways. Watching young and old alike enjoy this new resource, it is easy to forget how long we have been at it. Perhaps nobody knows the realities of that journey as well as Project Director Katie Ong-Landini, now finishing her eighth year. She joined the project when it existed only in our imaginations and has seen it through to its remarkable realization.
Likewise, no one deserves an opportunity to come up for air more than she. To that end, Katie will begin a well-earned sabbatical at the end of this month. For April, May, and June, she will have an opportunity for restoration and renewal, and to consider what lies ahead as this role at Bellwether comes to an end. I invite you to join with me in keeping her in your prayers of thanksgiving and care.
The Rt. Rev. Mark Hollingsworth, Jr.
Bishop of Ohio