To the Unity of Naples Community,
My name is Ashley Pennebaker. I am President of the Unity of Naples Board of Trustees. It is my difficult task to share the news that Rev. Claudia René will no longer be serving as our spiritual leader.
I know that this is unexpected news. The departure of a minister is a tender time for both the minister and the community. What I want you to know is that the decisions that led us to this point were taken after careful consideration and prayerful deliberation. They reflect the ongoing commitment of all parties involved to the spiritual welfare and growth of our beloved community.
Such decisions involve matters that must be treated with confidentiality and respect. We understand that you will have questions, but we kindly ask that, as you process this news, you honor the privacy of all parties involved and remember that each person's journey is guided by Spirit in all things.
Throughout her time with us, Rev. Claudia has enthusiastically ministered to the community, leaving a lasting impact. We express our heartfelt gratitude for her service. We offer our prayers for her continued spiritual growth, and we extend our best wishes to her and to Tony, her husband, in their future endeavors.
As we navigate this transition, I want to assure you that the Board has a plan in place that will lead us forward in faith and love. We will keep you informed as we take the upcoming significant steps that we know will secure the future of our community. We will begin with a Town Hall meeting to be held later in June. Specific details will be announced next week.
We are a community bound by faith and love, and we will stand together and support each other during this time of change. We ask for your prayers and understanding during this transition. The Board remains committed to ensuring that Unity of Naples is Spirit-led and heart-centered – that it is a place where we live our truth that All Are Welcome Here.
We thank you for your understanding, your prayers, and your unwavering support.
President, Unity of Naples Board of Trustees
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