Directing the Lutheran Heritage Center & Museum
The Perry County Lutheran Historic Society has actually remained in presence because 1910, when it handled its objective of maintaining the Log Cabin College. We still consist of that job as part of our objective, however the activities of the historic society work out beyond that nowadays. In 2005, thanks to a generous contribution from Vernon Meyr, the Lutheran Heritage Center & & Museum was constructed. With that brand-new structure came the requirement for a museum director. Our very first director, Carla Jordan accepted that function and served because position for 17 years. Carla changed our museum and our personnel and volunteers into a really expert company, and our museum became what has actually been credited with Smithsonian-style displays.
Health issues triggered Carla to step down from being our director in 2021, and our board of directors had a hard time for rather a long time trying to discover somebody to take control of that function. A time came when Carla Grebing went into the photo and consented to direct our museum on an interim basis while we looked for an irreversible director. I need to confess that due to the fact that Carla was doing such a terrific task because function that we as a board did not invest a horrible great deal of effort and time looking for a replacement. Carla Grebing has actually taken us from where we were and assisted us through the interesting time of a structure growth and after that changing that brand-new area into one that supplies revolving displays generating more visitors to our website. Our board acknowledges that the Perry County Lutheran Historic Society has actually had fantastic management from our directors throughout this whole time, with the exception of the time duration in between the 2 Carlas.
Just Recently, Carla Grebing notified our board that she was going to be having back surgical treatment that was going to need a prolonged healing. She decided to step down from her function as director, both for her individual health and due to the fact that she desired our company to have a brand-new director in location so that the energetic management that we have actually experienced in the past is continued. Carla guarantees us that she will continue her service to our company as a volunteer, and we eagerly anticipate having her distinct abilities to benefit us. We are so grateful for the impressive service that has actually been offered by our previous directors. We have actually definitely been blessed by God.
This time around, we had the ability to determine numerous individuals to be under factor to consider for this director position. After a series of interviews, we have actually now made our option of a brand-new director. This allows us to have a surprisingly smooth transfer from one director to another. The Other Day, Carla Grebing formally revealed her resignation, and today we have the benefit of presenting you to our brand-new director.
We are thrilled to reveal that Kristen Lewis will be the next individual to work as the director of the Lutheran Heritage Center & & Museum. Kristen has some remarkable qualifications, and we are eagerly anticipating having her lead us into the future. I will share a brief bio that Kristen provided us to let you understand a bit about her.
Kristen invested 7 years of her youth in Germany, as a military reliant, and has actually resided in 10 various states. Kristen finished from the United States Military College at West Point and commissioned into the Army as a 2nd Lieutenant in 2001. She fulfilled her other half at West Point and they were wed in 2002. After serving 5 years as a logistics officer in the Army, Kristen moved into the function as a full-time mother. She took pleasure in homeschooling their 2 kids, Alex and Gabriel, up until intermediate school at which time they went to Trinity Lutheran School in Saint Francis, Minnesota. Kristen transferred to Jackson 6 years ago with her household. Billy is presently an instructor at Jackson High School, Alex is a freshman at SEMO University, and Gabriel is a senior at Jackson High School. Kristen participates in Immanuel Lutheran Church in Altenburg with her household and is presently dealing with her Master of Arts in History through Liberty University.
Kristen will start her service at the museum really soon. When she does, we hope you seize the day to come and fulfill her. We have every factor to think that you are going to enjoy her.