“Is retirement really a thing?” joked Sharon Cress, who recently retired from 41 years in ministry and after nearly five years in Potomac as an associate for pastoral ministries. While Cress is officially off the books as an employee, her duty to do the work of the Lord will never end. She says. “I, like everyone, am called to make a difference and that work will never be done.”
Cress plans to continue working with women in ministry, which has always been a passion of hers, volunteering more time to visit seniors in retirement homes and says she will likely take on other projects. She’s also focused on taking more time to check off items on her personal bucket list. Recently, she completed her goal of visiting all 50 states in America and will be traveling to Antarctica for the 100th anniversary of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s imperial trans-Antarctic expedition as well as hiking across the Pyrenees Mountains.
“I’m excited to see what new things lie ahead for me and see what new avenues of ministry await,” said Cress. “It has been a privilege to work with the most incredible group of people on earth – our pastors and their families. For me, there is nothing more energizing then being surrounded by people who have the same passion in making the world a better place through Jesus Christ.”