A New Chapter for Michelle

Chambless, MichelleIt’s with excitement for her and sadness for The Fountains that we say farewell to Michelle Chambless Ferguson as our long-time Office Manager and staff Wonder Woman. On July 13th, Michelle will begin a new journey in a position with American Express in Phoenix. She will be the Executive Assistant to two Vice Presidents in Global Product Development and Operations where she will perform a variety of administrative tasks including expense management, resource reallocation, preparing presentations, interfacing with HR, program analysis, and special projects. Having worked towards this for years, this move will be one more step towards her goal of moving into a position that will let her pursue her passion, financial analysis.

Michelle says:

“In 2006, I suddenly found myself needing to return to work, after 8 years as a stay at home mom; I could not have asked for a more supportive and loving place to land than The Fountains. I could not be where I am today, my kids could not be who they are today, without the support of Pastor David, DeDe, the staff, the volunteers, and the members of The Fountains. Serving at The Fountains for the past 9 years has provided the stability, flexibility, acceptance, and love that I needed, as a single parent, to raise Bruce and Margie throughout their early school years. Because of you and who you are, what you have been to and for them, they have become two of the most beautiful young people you will ever know. There is a piece of each of you in the three of us.” Saying, “Thank you, again, to all of you!” Michelle says she may be leaving the job at The Fountains, but won’t be leaving the church!

We are grateful to all that Michelle has brought to The Fountains over the years, much of which has been done at her own initiative to simply make the office and the whole church run more smoothly and efficiently. Her experience and unique gifts make her well-suited to making whatever situation she finds herself in a better place. We wish her all the best and send her into this next chapter in her life with our prayers and deeply-felt gratitude.

Thank you Michelle! May you know the Spirit’s love and companionship all along your way!