From the Director’s Desk – January 2014

“Stewardship is the umbrella idea that promises the means of achieving fundamental change in the way we govern our institutions.  Stewardship is to hold something in trust for another.  Historically, stewardship was a means to protect a kingdom while those rightfully in charge were away, or more often, to govern for the sake of an […]

From the Director’s Desk – February 2014

Oh the month of February….sweet month of love!  Many have a “love-hate” relationship with it.  Some love it and others love to hate it! It is not ‘love’ people hate, but the lack of it or the false encounters in the name of “love!”  Some have been brutally hurt emotionally (and, I suppose, physically) when […]

From the Director’s Desk – March 2014

Mission and Purpose  “Vision Statements and Mission Statements are the inspiring words chosen by successful leaders to clearly and concisely convey the direction of the organization…a Mission Statement defines the organization’s purpose and primary objective” (, Manktelow and Carlson). Many organizations have Vision, Mission and Purpose statements.  These hold a group of people together around […]

From the Director’s Desk – April 2014

D. Michael Abrashoff, in his book Get Your Ship Together writes on how great leaders of teams inspire ownership from the ‘keel’ up.  Abrashoff took over as Commander of the USS Benfold–a ship that was, for all intents and purposes, going to be dry-docked.   Abrashoff had other ideas.  Person by person, department by department, and task by task, […]

From the Director’s Desk – May 2014

Before Jesus ascended back to heaven, he gathered his disciples together and declared: “All authority hath been given unto me in heaven and on earth. Go ye therefore, and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them into the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit: teaching them to […]