find his successor. On Nov. 7th, we concluded that search and have decided to hire Stephen Voehl whom many of you may already know. He currently lives with his wife in Florida, and will need to begin the process of moving. He will begin in January. We are very very delighted to have found someone of his qualifications.
Alan has served St. Anne's with the highest standard of care, and he will be missed for sure. When Stephen comes on board, Alan won't be disappearing off the earth. Rather, Alan will be helping him get his feet on the ground. Again, this is testimony to the dedication and character Alan has always demonstrated through his entire tenure. I will miss his daily laughter which always made me smile.
We will be hosting a retirement party in the near future to let Alan know how much we appreciate all he has done.
Personally, I want thank you, Alan, for all you have done for me as the pastor, the staff, and the community of St. Anne's! May God be with you on this next part of your journey!
Fr. William Holtzinger