How our church is staffed reflects our priorities. In 2009 a part time Associate in Ministry for Mission was added to the church staff for a period of two to three years.  The Mission MInistry Unit has written:  “Approval of this position is a recognition of the increased mission activity and interest within our church family AND our desire to meet the increasing needs of the wider community given the new economic climate.  We are fortunate to have existing funds in a Trust intended to support program and staff initiatives such as this one enabling us to hire now without impacting our operating budget.”  Now, after two years, the position is being evaluated under a process approved by Session to consider the impact of the position on the church’s outreach and our financial capacity to maintain it in our budget..