To the Congregation at Isle of Faith UMC,
After much discernment and prayer, Luke and Samantha Fox are writing this letter to inform our church family of our decision to step down from our shared position as youth directors at Isle of Faith United Methodist Church. We leave on good terms and grateful for the experience of 3 ½ years worth of love and fellowship. We are simply transitioning in a direction that we think makes sense for our family based on our current life circumstances. Aside from the obvious obstacle of the physical distance between our home and our church (we now live in World Golf Village), we are both interested in furthering our education in the near future and are working to create space within our family schedule in a way that would allow for this possibility.
On the short-term, Luke will be helping a pastor friend of his by serving as an interim youth director for a few months, and then we expect to find a church home to attend in a non-staff capacity in the community in which we live.
Our last day will be Sunday January 17th, but we remain in the greater Jacksonville area and hope to see you all around from time to time.
We thank Pastor Will, the other leadership of the church, and the amazing people who comprise it for your time and for the great affection that we have felt over the last several years. The affection is mutual. We make this decision with a heavy heart but trusting that we have properly discerned where God is leading. We leave hoping that the people of Isle of Faith United Methodist Church know that we love them deeply.
Luke and Samantha Fox
Check out the latest video from Luke on Ways to Pray. We hope you are all enjoying the first few *official* days of Summer break!
Don't forget to also check out the Disney movie voting on our IOF facebook page! --
May you be blessed and may you be a blessing to others.
Luke and Samantha Fox
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New videos available!
Happiness Video Series:
Happiness Part 1
Happiness Part 2
We are looking forward to being back together in person for youth, once it is safe to do so. Stay tuned for more information coming soon!
We miss you guys and we are here if you need anything.
~Samantha and Luke Fox