“Margin is the space between our load and our limits” Richard Swenson. Jules Morgan, Chair of the UCAN Directors explores why we might consider putting some margins into our lives before December hits …
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One of the UCAN Directors – Colin Rye – stepped down from his place on the Director’s Board over the summer. For many years, as Executive Pastor at Christ Church Virginia Water Colin was an extremely active member of the UCAN network and was also on the Oversight Group, working alongside John Truscott. When Colin left church administration to work as DAI UK’s CEO & Senior Consultant, he continued as a UCAN Associate and still served on the Oversight Group. In summer 2017, when the Oversight Group transitioned to the UCAN Board of Directors, Colin became a Director and bought invaluable experience and perspective on Governance and Strategic planning into UCAN in particular.
As much as we wanted to keep Colin forever, after his retirement from DAI UK last March we knew that at some point we would have to let him go! Colin resigned from the Board in July after a thorough and careful hand over of his responsibilities. We will miss him greatly on the Board, but we wish him every success as he enters retirement and continues to be very active in his local church. I hope that you will join us in thanking Colin for all that he has done to serve UCAN so well and so faithfully and that you will pray for him, his family and his church for the next season ahead.