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Staff Trax

Go in Peace. Serve the Lord.

I’m Lisa Hughes, the new secretary for Salem Lutheran Church. Originally from Texas, I consider myself to be a Kansan, since I have lived here more than half of my life. (I came to Kansas in 1987.) I moved to Wyandotte County in 1998. I live in a community of Kansas City, Kansas, called Turner with my husband, Ralph; 18-year old son, Peter; 28-year old stepdaughter, Hannah; and fur baby, Jack.

Things are Changing in Koinonia!

I just wanted to give an update on how things are changing here at the Koinonia building! We have moved the crosses from the church to the building. The big one from the sanctuary is now hanging in K-Hall. The rose cross…

Whose Leadership Are You Grateful For?

I am, without a doubt, my father’s child. He was a teacher, performer, extreme optimist and extrovert. I strive to be more like my mother. She is a therapist, devoted to helping others, amazing listener and supporter. My parents taught me to bloom where I’m planted, weigh pros and cons before a decision, always follow through, and joyfully love family and friends.

My other mentors were…

A New Normal

What interesting new challenges we’re facing. For me, meeting current clients and prospective clients virtually is challenging. And that will likely continue. But I’ve learned from past experiences that I like new challenges. No, I won’t be training for an Ironman or bodybuilding event … but the time at home is an opportunity to improve our lives. I’m going to dust off my drawing tablet…

How Do We Celebrate the 4th of July in 2020?

“Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”
— Matthew 11:28-30

I think that as we prepare for this holiday, it comes with burdens. For some folks, having…