Denise along with Sarah Soderdahl are SpringHill’s Women’s Retreat’s coordinators.
And this past weekend was our spring event. So I spent the past week working for and serving Denise (and Sarah).
I gave a tour of camp on a freezing cold and wind sweep Friday evening to 25 women packed into a tour tram. I did this not because I’m the best tour guide but because I was the only one available (I think everyone else smartly checked the weather before checking their calendars) and there was no way I could say no to my supervisor so I cleared my Friday evening calendar for her.
Then I did two breakout sessions to over 100 women on Saturday. I always ask the women to be gracious in their evaluations of my session because Denise will be reading all the feedback. Thankfully they always grant my request and as a result Denise’s pleased with my performance.
In addition to the tours and breakout sessions I helped move a keyboard, delivered rain gear to camp, helped with formatting PowerPoint presentations, found tables for other breakout presenters, called for an elevator key, turned in a purse to lost and found, got a projector and computer working, consulted on a number of personnel and operational issues and did my best to keep things at home in some semblance of order.
In other words I’m at Denise’s beck and call. And I love it. And I love these weekends. I’m proud of what Denise and Sarah do in putting these weekends together and I love what God does in the lives of so many women. So it’s a privilege to be Mr. Denise Perry. And I’m already looking forward to our next Women’s Retreat so I can be him again.