We’ll miss Denise Tribble!

On the Beach in Liberia

First the good news…Denise Tribble isn’t dying or moving away or leaving Suncrest.  You all can breathe easier now!

But September is already different around here without her on our staff.  Denise has been a fixture on our staff team for a long time (over 10 years) starting as a volunteer in the small rented office over on Keilman Street and growing with us to be a key leader in the areas of missions and benevolence.  I’ll list some things we will miss about her…but if you know Denise there is simply nothing more than her presence.

Denise was the guinea pig for medical clinic practice!

She brings peace, kindness, authenticity, and laughter to every setting she is in.  Outside of everything she did, I know that is what our team will miss the most.

Her heart for changing the world (often by changing individual lives) has been a driving force in our Missions and Benevolence/Compassion efforts.

Her faith took her to Liberia with Jenny and me on our first trip 19 months ago.  Her legacy at Suncrest has our current Liberia efforts all over it.

Her family is a special crew…great husband and great kids.  And lots of extended family she has brought to Suncrest!

Her determination….you wouldn’t want to mistake her kind spirit for weakness!  She will take on and push through anything that will help people.

She was a magnet with the kids!

Her salt and light.  We will really miss Denise on our staff, but it is also true that I’m very excited for her next step.  She is going to work at a  job in the area and I know she’ll be an asset to the company.  Even more than that, as we have talked so much recently about a Christ-follower being salt and light…Not being weird or judgmental, but also not just blending in.  I told Denise at her going away party that is what I’m most excited about.  I can’t think of a better person with a better spirit to be the salt of the earth and the light of the world in the non-church setting.

Thanks Denise!  You live our mission.

~ by Greg Lee on September 8, 2010.

3 Responses to “We’ll miss Denise Tribble!”

  1. Nicely said Greg, Denise will be missed on staff, but looking forward to seeing how her life continues to grow and affect other lives.

  2. Denise is indeed very special and all of the attributes you mentioned are my sentiments about her as well! I love working with her on the Impact Liberia Missions board!

  3. Denise,
    You have been wonderful to work with on the Missions Committee.
    You have also done a great job in helping to facilitate all the short term mission trips Suncrest has served in locally and internationally…especially our trip to Liberia in February!…
    Your awesome!..Best wishes to you with your new employment. Thanks again and God bless you and your family!…

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