A Work in Progress

By Fran Howard, outgoing board president

It has been my privilege to serve as board president since 2007. At times it has been exhausting work, always guided by a steady commitment.

We all love success stories, but our co-founder Lucy Leu, paraphrasing Mother Theresa, once said, “We are not called to be successful; we are called to be faithful.” After 6 years on the board I can say that we have remained faithful, even in the face of setbacks. How could we give up when our students told us in their evaluations about their life-changing experiences?

“This program has made me look inside myself,” wrote one of the 24 men, for example, who attended a workshop last November at Twin Rivers. “I was allowed to tell my story and what has been in my heart,” said another.

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