|Kathleen Behre||Email contact firstname.lastname@example.org|
Feb. 2, 2018
To Whom It May Concern,
I am writing this letter to you as a personal reference for Darrin Nelson. I have worked with Darrin over the past few years to bring a new ministry to my parish, St Magdalen De Pazzi in Flemington, New Jersey. The scope of this ministry was quite large and Darrin, who was the Pastoral Administrator, was instrumental in helping the Pastor Fr Tim Christy discern, plan and implement this ministry for our parish.
This ministry, ChristLife, is a parish evangelization and outreach mission in response to the Church’s call for the New Evangelization. This ministry required the coordination of hundreds of volunteers, selection and training of facilitators, logistics and careful planning. With Darrin’s passion for this call and this ministry, and his dedication and hard work, we launched ChristLife in the fall of 2016. More than 100 people participated in ChristLife and most went through all 21 weeks of our program. We are currently in our second year and we again have another 100-plus participants.
Because of Darrin’s experience being able to understand and implement the pastor’s vision effectively, so many people have either encountered Christ for the first time, or are having a renewed relationship with Jesus. Our church is on fire!!
I would also like to tell you that I am new to ministry leadership. Darrin has been instrumental in helping me grow in faith and confidence. I always know I can count on him for solid advice and gentle encouragement. I highly recommend Darrin for any position or leadership role.