A very deserving employee of Saint Jude Retreats, Marina Kranjcec, Assistant Director at our Mountain Retreat, was recently honored with the 2016 Employee of the Year. She wrote the following thank you and It expresses the heartfelt emotions of so many who are privileged to work here. Thank you Marina for putting this so well and for the dedicated work you do with such passion every day!
Yesterday on our Christmas party I was honored with Employee of the 2016 award. I am an immigrant who came in this country 15 years ago and I never though, not in the million years that I will be honored with such prestige award. My emotions were through the roof and I couldn’t find the words to express how thankful I am to all of you.
Michelle Dunbar , Mark Scheeren and Gerry Brown thank you for giving me opportunity to be part of your successful team. I am a huge fan of your program and I strongly believe that anyone can benefit from it. I know I did it. During these years I witnessed how big impact this program have on people who need and want to do change in their life and being a part of that process was rewarding for me in so many ways.
Thank you to all at Corporate Offices, Administration and Reservation, where everything begins, our House just takes over from you and finish a process that you so successfully started.
Thank you Pete Peter Scheeren, for everything what you have done for me, and I don’t mean only for your nomination, thank you for your working ethics and being great leader who made so easy for me to follow your lead.
Thank you Theresa Hulbert Baker you were my first director and I learned so much from you. I miss you.
Thank you to every single one of the staff member at Mountain Retreat House. You guys are great and hardworking team. I am thankful and proud to be one of you. I couldn’t do it without you!
On the end of the successful year we are all winners, we are all employees of the year and I am just the name pulled out of the “hat”. When I looked at this plaque I see all your names written all over it.
I wish you very Merry Christmas and even more successful New Year!