by Trey Overdyke
The Tetons are going to be here for a while, but our community is a much more fragile resource. And, it’s the community that creates such a sense of place for me.
My story is probably similar to many of the folks here at St. John’s – I jumped at an opportunity to live and work in a spectacular part of the world. However, I never expected to find St. John’s.
We (my wife and I) came to St. John’s not long after we moved to Jackson. Full disclosure – we started coming to St. John’s because we wanted to get married at the Chapel of the Transfiguration. The ticket to ride was only a couple of short meetings with Mary Erickson. Mary (and the CT) sunk the hook in deep.
Over the next several years, we came to appreciate the necessity of community to make a life in this valley. St. John’s was not only providing a spiritual home to us, but it was playing a tremendous role in the community, but without publicity or fanfare.
Simply put, we believe that supporting St. John’s Stewardship campaign with our time and money creates an exponential and immediate impact on a community that we feel incredibly fortunate to call home.