Coworkers Invited to Commissioning Ceremonies for New Presidents

Coworkers are invited to the commissioning ceremonies for the newly-installed Presidents.

The ceremonies will be in each’s location’s chapel, followed by a reception, at the following times:

  • Dr. Doug Ross, president of Hot Springs, on Wednesday, April 17 at noon. Reception in the Dublin Room.
  • Shawn Barnett, COO at the Infirmary, and Marcia Atkinson, president of the Heart Institute, on Monday, April 29 at noon. Reception in the Terrace Room.
  • Chris Stines, president of North, on Friday, May 3 at noon, in the Admin. Lobby.

The leader commissioning ceremony provides a time of quiet reflection on the magnitude of our work. This is especially important as a faith-based entity serving others in the example given to us by Jesus.

The word commission means “to formally entrust an individual or group with a special body of work.” Our leaders have been called to our ministry and seek to serve the common good and promote human flourishing. The commissioning process allows us to pause and to affirm or renew the commitment to serving a higher purpose.