PCPC’s Director of Social Work Ministries, BJ Johns, has announced that after 18 years she is retiring from her work at PCPC as of the end of May, 2018.
You can read an article about BJ’s positive impact on PCPC and its members, as well as a letter from BJ herself, online here.
Last year, BJ moved to Westminster Shores, in south St. Petersburg, a Presbyterian older adult Continuing Care Retirement Community, where several members in attendance at PCPC live. She reports she has greatly enjoyed the community there, and looks forward to becoming a more regular part of the local activities and informative programs they have in their beautiful location.
Pastor John DeBevoise says, “We will all miss BJ as a regular presence here at PCPC. We are grateful to God for the many things that were blessed by her compassion, her ideas, her actions, and her friendliness. I think friendship is the highest category of relationship for Jesus. First and foremost BJ was for so many a friend. I know that glorifies Jesus Christ. She deserves a wonderful new chapter in her future!”
Plan now to drop into the Retirement Reception in BJ’s honor, on Sunday, May 6th, from 9:45am-11:45am, in the Fellowship Hall.
Cards and notes may be sent to BJ at BJ@palmaceia.org, or at the church office.