Over the last 11 years it has been a joy to serve at Valley Lutheran High School. In case you hadn't heard, earlier this school year I asked to be released from my Call at Valley as I believe God is calling me in a new direction. There have been more good times than I can count. While there has also been some low points, one thing is for certain, God was here with me every step of the way.
The Valley View Online has taken different shapes over the years. I am not sure when I started writing the Koehne's Corner, but it has been several years now. Each week I had the chance to share a little bit of what was going on at school or in my life as we witnessed God working in and through us. As I sit and write the last Koehne's Corner a million memories flood through my head. Most of the highlights for me are ways in which God changed the heart of a student, often times when they least expected it. I think of the joy students had at Camp over the years, the competition of our teams and some thrilling wins, seeing students baptized in chapel, and worshiping with students as they poured out their hearts to God in worship two times a week. I will cherish these memories and take them with me forever.
As I step into a new stage of my life I am excited about where God is leading me. I know that as I listen to His calling and direction that He will use me for His good. I also know how God cares for His children. God has a magnificent plan for Valley Lutheran and I am excited to see how Valley continues to grow and develop. My prayers are for our students, families and teachers. I pray God's presence is always evident to each of us in our lives as we continue to move forward and do His will.
Thank you for the constant support Valley has shown me and my family over the last 11 years. I love this school and all the people associated with the school. I want to leave you with our theme verse from the 2019-2020 school year. "Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I entrust my life." Psalm 143:8. You show is your love. We are always learning to trust you more. Now it is time to go.