“Dear Friends: It is with a bit of a heavy heart, but also a heart deep with gratitude for the work of this faithful servant, that I share with you the attached letter announcing Ben Guess’ resignation as Executive Minister for LCM. As you will read, Ben has accepted a new position that he feels called to undertake. I know you will all join me in celebrating his legacy, and wishing him well as he lives into this new ministry. He is a person of unique gift and ability with a clear love of and passion for all that the United Church of Christ stands for. May it please our God to bless and enrich him as one door closes and another opens.

Shalom,

The Rev. Dr. John C. Dorhauer
General Minister and President of the United Church of Christ”