Greetings! I am Brad Herron, and I am excited to be recently hired as your Community Outreach and Small Groups Coordinator. I am a 25-year member of UCC Missoula and actually was on staff for several years as the Coordinator of Faith Development about 20 years ago. After that, I returned to graduate school and then back to classroom teaching. This June, I will retire from teaching and start this next chapter of life. I have two kids who live far away, and travel will no doubt be part of my “retirement.” Though I have volunteered for the church in various capacities, I am pulled to more fully help us achieve our mission by joining the staff. This is a part-time position, and before I retire, it will be an even more part-time position. During this initial phase, I plan to spend time in discovery mode, learning about existing small groups and ways to engage outside of UCC. I’ll share more about the specifics of the position in a future e-blast.