I am the retired rector of Grace Episcopal Church. I will vote today for Mark Siedlecki and invite you to do the same. I got to know Mark as the junior warden of the church when I was first called to serve at Grace church. Mark is dedicated and passionate and he has put in countless volunteer hours supporting the upkeep and maintenance of our facilities, including the repaving of our parking lots, the remodeling of our sanctuary and the upgrades to our offices.
I also know Mark as a person with a good sense of what technology can do to enhance the effectiveness of tried and true practices. He started a web broadcast ministry, enhanced our website, and introduced the church to digital communications. He reduced costs in administration and enabled the leadership of the church to direct these funds back to outreach and ministry. I am excited about the many skills and talents he will bring to Hamilton county.
But more important than what Mark accomplished on behalf of the good people of Grace Church is the fact that Mark is a man of integrity -- with proven commitment to the well-being and strength of the people and communities he feels called to serve. And we should expect nothing less from those with whom we entrust our votes.
The Rev. Susan J. Butler