I am sad to announce that our long-term youth minister, Kevin Pilon, has submitted his resignation. Kevin has been here at St. John’s almost as long as I have been as he was hired about a year after I arrived. That in and of itself is a pretty big deal as the average “life span” of a youth minister is 2-4 years.
Kevin has done a great job with our program. He has really brought it to life and I know that ours is looked on as a model for many parishes in our diocese. That credit all goes to Kevin and the volunteer base he has organized over the years.
Just the other day I had a conversation with a parishioner from a neighboring parish and the person told me they were discerning about joining St. John’s. After inquiring as to the reasons this person said, “Don’t take it personally, Father, it’s not because of you; it’s because of Kevin.”
It was a little humble pie, but it is a clear indicator as to Kevin’s qualities as a youth minister.
Kevin will continue to be a member of the parish and will help finish out this school year, but will no longer be an official employee as of later this month.
I wish him all the best in his new endeavors. —Father Rich
Thank you, Terri Jones for this beautiful video.