Marilyn Waters Leaving the National Office

Jane Seely (left) and Marilyn Waters in the bookstore.

Marilyn has spent a lot of time with Jane during May, helping her understand the many aspects of running the bookstore operation.

To help say good-bye and show appreciation, the staff took Marilyn out to lunch on May 10. Then, on May 24, she opened several presents with a lighthouse motif, including this afghan (Marilyn collects lighthouses). On the right is Mabel Mundy, who works in accounting.

Since 1996, Marilyn Waters has been in charge of the Healthy Ministry Resources bookstore. She has diligently handled all curriculum orders from United Brethren churches, shipping out thousands of pieces of Sunday school literature and other materials every quarter.

But now, after 15 years, Marilyn has decided to retire. She let us know a couple months ago. Today, May 26, is her last day in the office.

Marilyn was hired in 1996 to manage the United Brethren bookstore following the departure of Euanna Holloway, who had held that position for many years. In addition to supplying Sunday school curriculum to 150 UB churches, she also handled curriculum sales for 180 other congregations. We are also the official distributor for the Missionary Church USA.

Marilyn and her husband, Ted, a former high school teacher, live in Bluffton, Ind., and are members of Park United Brethren church. They have two children, Scott and Sheri.

Replacing Marilyn will be Jane Seely. Jane has worked alongside Marilyn since January 2009. She is the person who actually boxes up and ships Sunday school orders. So she knows how things work.

Jane will work Monday through Thursday with the Healthy Ministry Resources bookstore. She is also a beautician, which is how she plans to spend her Fridays.

Jane is a former United Brethren pastor’s wife, and is the sister of Rev. Mike Caley, pastor of Banner of Christ UB church in Byron Center, Mich. Jane and her husband, Rod, live in Huntington, Ind. They have three children: Michael, David, and Rachel.

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