Deaconess Sally Hiller is coming to the conclusion of her long tenure as Director of Operations for the Southeastern District—LCMS. We believe it more than appropriate for us to give thanks to God for her many years of service to us.
Sally has served six District Presidents, effectively assisting each of them in their important work. At the same time, she has provided invaluable guidance to our congregations and church workers in the areas of youth and school ministries, district and synod conventions, as well as outreach and disaster relief efforts. At the helm in the SED office, she not only brought timely district news to our attention, but helped both deployed and in-house staff members to function as a team committed to implementing the current form of the district’s mission of “connecting people with Jesus.”
With the blessing of the SED Board of Directors, Mid-Atlantic Lutherans in Mission (MALIM) is creating a thank-offering appeal in recognition of Sally Hiller’s years of leadership and service to the SED. As you might expect, Sally has you rather than herself in mind for any thank offering in honor of her ministry, and she has asked that any gifts of gratitude directed to MALIM be used as much as possible for “church worker wellness” grants, which will also serve to strengthen the outreach efforts of our congregations during these challenging times in which we now find ourselves.
Therefore, we are asking all our congregations, schools, and workers, as well as lay leaders who may be so inclined, to make a contribution to this “Sally Hiller Thank Offering.” Sally will officially retire at the end of this calendar year, and in our view, the time between now and then provides an excellent opportunity for you to respond to this appeal as you see fit.
Gifts of gratitude for the outstanding ministry of this servant of Christ can be made on our Donate page or mailed to MALIM at 2315 North Parham Road, Henrico, VA 23229.
With you on God’s mission,
Rev. Dr. Jon Diefenthaler
MALIM Vice President & SED President Emeritus