Dear St. Paul’s Episcopal Parish,

Thank you so much for the generous gift you gave me as I retired as your sexton.  The money has been tucked away in savings, ready to cover any future unexpected expenses.  More important is the love I have received from my parish that this gift and all the retirement well wishes represent.

I would have continued on as your sexton but felt that I could no longer meet the demands of the job as it should be done.

My replacement, Ken Ludwig, has shown the capability and desire to care for his parish as our sexton.  It is my wish that his care for the parish will exceed mine and that he will also receive the love from this parish with which I am so blessed.

-David Watts