a fond farewell
When Jessa signed up for a three-month internship with CEM in 2000, she didn’t really know what she was getting into. She did know God had given her a desire to work with people and have input into their lives, and that God was calling her to do this internship. That three months became two years, followed by three years as Girls’ House leader and culminating in 11 years as our Food Service Manager. Jessa also led wilderness trips and helped with student medical needs. She has done much cooking and cleaning, and even more teaching, training, and sharing God’s love and truth with students and interns.
Mentoring and speaking truth into students’ and interns’ lives has been the most fulfilling aspect of her time here, though she has also enjoyed presenting elaborate meals for special events (which we have all enjoyed eating!). Just as God led her here, He is now leading her away. Jessa doesn’t know exactly what’s next, but she does know God is calling her to take a step back, slow her pace, and go deeper in relationship with Him. She is patiently waiting for His direct leading. In the meantime, she is excited about having time to celebrate some upcoming special family events. Jessa continues to care deeply about CEM and the work God is doing here and looks forward to continuing her relationship with us. Jessa, we will miss you!