Aileen Moore will become our new Church Business Administrator in January. Brian Perry, who has been in this position about a year, has resigned. He is moving to Iowa with his wife Deborah Tootle. Deborah has accepted an offer to lead the Dubuque Institute for Sustainable Community and Economic Development, a collaborative effort between Iowa State University and the University of Wisconsin. Brian will become director of the Center for Non-Profit Management there. Brian’s last day in the office here is January 15.
A sub-group of the church’s Personnel Committee (Bill Edwards, Howard Hawes, Marsha Clevenger, Steve Hancock) interviewed Aileen and offered her the position. Transition will take place in January, and Charlie Bausch will help. Aileen was a strong finalist for the position a year ago when we offered it to Brian.
Aileen has over 25 years of experience in financial accounting and management, most recently at Arkansas Children’s Hospital. She is a graduate of Centre College of Kentucky; earning a Bachelor of Science Degree with a double major of Applied Mathematics, and Economics and Management. She has a MBA from Fuqua School of Business, Duke University, with an emphasis in Accounting.
Aileen has been a member of Second since 1983, and has been deeply involved in the life of the congregation. She has served as deacon and elder, and has moderated the Stewardship Ministry, Outreach Ministry, Worship Ministry and Nominating Committee. Aileen is the daughter of Park and Betty Jean Moore, also members here. Park served as Associate Pastor here from 1983 to 1990.
We are grateful to Brian Perry for his service as Church Business Administrator, and we will recognize him in worship on January 13. And we are very pleased to have Aileen Moore, with her strong educational background, extensive experience in financial management, and deep commitment to this congregation as our new Church Business Administrator.