We navigated difficult waters with the troubled economy pretty much for their entire term. I don't think they ever had a 'fun' budget conversation. They are the only group who hasn't experienced the great joy of watching God just heap blessings on our church financially.
Then they took our church through the difficult days of building our building. To say that it was 'difficult' is such a gross understatement that it's laughable. I'll leave it at that.
Every class of ST members has some great experiences and notable moments. This group, in spite of our trouble, actually got us all the way down the home stretch and into our building. And while I lament scarce resources, they actually navigated those waters in a way that allowed God to be honored and our ministries to thrive.
On a personal note, Shelton King served as the Team Leader for two years and he became a good friend. He pastored me. He gave me time and an ear. There were moments when I needed someone to kick my butt, and Shelton knew exactly how hard to push. He guided the team, never lost his cool, put in enormous amounts of time, and always believed with God-like optimism in the mission of PCC.
All three of these folks deserve our thanks. They also deserve a season of rest. Our church is better because of them, and I'm personally grateful for them. They inspire me to be better and to work even harder.