Timothy Lutheran School’s HERO
In an organization of many moving parts, there is usually a key person who wears multiple hats and supports everyone. For Timothy Lutheran School, that person is Kristen Anderson, the TLS Hero of the Week.
It would not be unusual for someone to become overwhelmed with the many duties that Ms. Anderson, the TLS Administrative Assistant, handles on a regular basis. She does everything with endless grace. Her passion to serve God, our church, and our school is fierce. Given that my office is adjacent to Ms. Anderson’s front desk, I often see and hear her greeting people, helping students, answering phones, completing daily paperwork, and maintaining the needs of many. She is consistently kind and helpful. As the ultimate ambassador of Timothy Lutheran School, she truly finds joy in helping others and exemplifies our school mission, “Joy Fully Lutheran,” daily.
Ms. Anderson is highly respected and appreciated by the Timothy Lutheran Staff. “Kristen is the glue that holds our ministry together. She has a huge heart, sharing love and grace with Timothy’s staff, students, and families. She knows and loves all the students, providing comfort when students are injured or not feeling well. Her easy smiles and laughter add joy to our days. Kristen has been challenged with a heavy and changing workload but embraces the challenges with a servant heart.” “Kristen is a very helpful and knowledgeable person and loves to be of service to others. She has a strong faith, loves the Lord, and is a witness to those around her.” “Kristen has been flexible in assisting wherever we . . . need help.” “She cares immensely about our school, its families, staff and children. . . . Her listening ear and helpful suggestions make her a wonderful friend.”
Psalm 100:1-3 says, Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth. Worship the Lord with gladness; come before Him with joyful songs. Know that the Lord is God. It is He who made us, and we are His; we are His people, the sheep of His pasture. Ms. Anderson approaches each day with joy and shares that joy with all. Even as we face new changes and challenges of these unusual times, she carries on with a joyful heart and “can do” attitude that motivates those around her.
Should you visit our school, be sure to greet Ms. Anderson and say, “thank you.” She is a vital member of our team. Thank you, Ms. Anderson. You truly are a Timothy Lutheran School Hero!
In His Service,
Principal—Timothy Lutheran School