Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Faculty-Staff Appreciation Dinner

Our end-of year faculty-staff appreciation dinner for PIBC this year was kind of an "islands meet Texas" theme as we met at the Lone Star Restaurant last Monday. The purpose of the dinner was to thank all of our staff for a "job well done" for the 2008-9 school year. Lone Star was chosen as the venue again this year because "everyone likes steak," but Joyce likes it for the dinner rolls with the honey butter and the sweet potatoes. It was exciting to have 37 staff and faculty members there. It wasn't too many years ago we could get our whole staff around one table. This time we filled all three tables in the "Alamo Room."

Another purpose of the dinner is to honor and say goodbye to the people who have faithfully served at PIBC but are leaving to move on to other ministries. Brad and Cheryl Boydston (left) have been at PIBC for 3 years with Brad serving as our Academic VP and Cheryl in our business office. They will be church-planting in Arizona after they leave Guam in June. Hiob and Leah Ngirachemoi (Right) will be moving back to Palau to pastor the Koror congregation of the Palauan Evangelical Church. Hiob served as Dean of Men and campus pastor while he was here at PIBC. We will miss all of them, but we know God will be continuing to work through them and who knows, they may come back to us someday?

Some of our staff wanted to get up close and personal with a Texas steer (besides the ones they were chewing up and swallowing.) Joel Farnsworth (left) enjoyed his lunch and the opportunity to pose in front of the bull. Our Assistant Dean of Men, Kalvin Assito, also reached out to take the bull by the horns.

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