Letter of Recommendation from the Federated Church

Dear Rev. Hamstra,
On behalf of both the Federated Church of Sandwich and the United Church of Sandwich,
we would like to thank you for your professionalism in guiding our youth cooperative ministry
in the hiring process of our first youth director.  We are grateful for many things:
  • helping us locate devout Christian leaders who desire to work with youth in our area
  • preparing us for several rounds of interviews with thoughtful questions appropriate for each stage
  • providing clarifying advice to the leaders of the churches as we navigated these new waters
  • standing alongside our parents, giving them confidence as they took ownership of this process
  • discerning some illuminating factors as we got to know our candidates
  • affirming the job description we had developed along the way
  • breathing fresh air into the process that charged our churches as well as inspired a third church to join our cooperative
As we finalize the details with regards to hiring our first youth director, we are confident that we are not only stepping out in faith for a community wide ministry to the teens in Sandwich and Somonauk, but also doing so with your consultant’s wisdom – taking a big part of the “fear factor” out of it for all three churches.  In all of this, we give you thanks and Praise the Lord!
In Christ’s service to His Children,
Revs. Donald Ridder and Jonathan Singleton