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Alexis Counts It Down!

July 1, 2019



To My Bethlehem Family,


It’s hard to believe that it’s been two years since I first walked in the doors of Bethlehem and began serving as your Director of Youth and Outreach, even harder to believe all of the incredible memories I’ve had here, and all the wonderful people I’ve met…Is someone cutting onions??


From the bottom of my heart, I want to say thank you for your support in my time here. Change is difficult, and letting go can be even harder. I know how frustrating it can be to lose staff, but despite this, I have felt so much encouragement in my YAGM pursuit. Your financial support has been especially positive, as BLC alone helped me to achieve my fundraising goal. That is, in a word, humbling!

In addition to all of the ‘formal’ things you all have contributed to our youth programs, you’ve given me a community, a family… a place to call ‘home’. After all, “home is the people, not the place”. I am so grateful for this gift, and for all of you.


I’m very excited to ‘pass the baton’ on to Annie Slabaugh, a hard-working woman of faith and very close friend of mine. I have every confidence that she will take care of the kids here, and be genuine in her pursuits to grow our ministry. It will be a challenge (such is the nature of youth ministry), but I pray that you will all accept Annie’s vision and support her as you have so lovingly supported me!

I know that she will be in good hands with all of you, and on the flip-side, you are in capable and loving hands with Annie.


Thank you for everything! Miss you guys already!


Peace and Blessings,

Alexis Steig


Bethlehem Lutheran Church
1050 Peninsula Drive
Traverse City, MI 49686-2799
Phone: 231.947.9880