S: MVPC Jr. High 06-11
BC: made with love from your past and present Jr. High youth
FC: Mountain View Jr. High 2006-2011
1: To Deb- "Because of the service by which you have proved yourselves, men will praise God for the obedience that accompanies your confession of the gospel of Christ, and for your generosity in sharing with them and with everyone else." -2 Corinthians 9:13
2: Deb, I am pretty sure I have never been around Deb and she didn't have a smile! They lady is always smiling! Even when she is crying(which she does a lot) she is still smiling! I love that about her and hope that I can remember to make that something I do more often. Thanks again - Kory Blythe | Dear Deb, Thank you for being a wonderful leader to me for the two years of my junior high. Thank you for planning all the fun events we did in junior high. Also, thank you for doing the mission trips. They were a great time!!!!! Thanks again. -Danny Loonam
3: Deb, Thank you for all your patience, kindness and wisdom. You have been a wonderful spiritual guide for many kids, me included. We will be praying for you as you undertake this new stage in your life and wish you luck. God bless! Katie Liming
4: Deb is such a graceful lady who I was blessed to have had the chance to work with. Thanks deb for teaching me, answering my questions and helping me to further learn and love the junior high kids. I see the fingerprints of God all over you! Thanks for everything and I miss you. Blessings, Michelle Blythe | Deb, You have been an influential part in my faith journey from Sunday mornings to Confirmation. You are so caring for everyone around you and you are always there to help. It’s always nice seeing you at church and I hope you can still be part of my faith journey. Love always, Parker Nelson
5: Deb, You are the sweetest person I’ve ever met. You work so hard and are so busy. You have surely changed my life because you care so much for me. You are an amazing and unbelievable person. You have helped me understand what using your gifts to help God truly means by being a perfect example. You are a gift. I had a great time on the mission trip with you and on the next trip, we will all be thinking of you. Always remember that the whole youth group will NEVER forget you! You have helped us climb further towards God! -Love, Kamy Blythe
6: All things grow better with love.
8: Hi Deb, I was really nervous going into Jr. High Wake-Up Call for the first time last year. When I got there you welcomed me in with a big smile on your face. You influenced me to love coming to church. I now feel that I make a difference at church and in the community and of course in my life. I want you to know that whether you are a church leader or a church member you have and always will make a difference in people's lives. With love and blessings, Lauren Ott
9: Dear Deb, You are the reason I really started getting into youth group in Jr. High. Sincerely, Jack Oberhaus
10: Deb has always been a great inspiration to me. When I first met her in Jr High she made me feel welcome and at home. I started to love going to church and be around the people I know who care about me. Usually a leader or teacher doesn't always make a special bond to the kids, but Deb was like part if the family to me. She works so hard for others and you can see that God works through her. She has inspires me to help others to learn more about God. I will always be grateful for her and will never forget what she taught me. Alex Blythe
11: Deb, Thank you for talking my mom into letting me go on the mission trip. I had so much fun! It gave me the chance to make friends and memories with them:) -Zach Kehoe
13: Deb, You have been one of the most influential people in my life. You have taught me many life lessons and you have helped me deepen my faith in God. I have had such a great time at Church and at all of the work camps because of you and the other amazing leaders that we are fortunate to have. I am very sad to see you go, but there are things in life happen that we need to take care of. I hope you can come back and visit us frequently. You will always be in my heart and mind. -Cameron Konrad
14: Deb, Thank you for being such a great leader while I was in Jr. High. I will miss you! - Cory Kehoe
15: Dear Deb, You have played such a huge role in my life these past few years. Coming to Jr. High on Sunday's was something I always looked forward too. You made it so fun and all the different things i learned and experienced there, you were a part of. Mission trips, retreats, fun events, youth leadership team (In which I thank you for letting me be a part of last year). Everything you have done has changed my perspective of Sundays, and going to church. Things you've said have changed my perspective of life. And not only at church, but you've helped my family so incredibly much from something as small as driving me or my brother to or from church, and simply being there for me to go too. I don't know what I would have done without you in my life. Thank you for all that you have done for me and for the church, and good luck to what you intend on doing next. I love you so much Deb. Love, Tori Loreto
16: It has been wonderful to watch Deb live her faith as the Junior High Director. She has an amazing gift for reaching kids, communicating her care and concern, as well as translating her personal faith to them. She manages to make each youth and their parents feel like they are the only person in the room when she is talking to them, in spite of the total chaos that is usually surrounding them. She has a remarkable gift for remembering names and always knew every kid in the group about a month before the rest of the leaders did. I credit her ENTIRELY with the creation and accomplishment of the JR HIGH MISSION TRIP. She felt this age was ready for it, many others did not, but Deb followed her heart and made it happen. The trip has been a great addition to the program touching so many lives of our youth and those we have served. It’s been my great privilege and FUN to share this time in Jr High with Deb. She will be greatly missed but I know God is guiding her life in this new direction for His glory and her happiness. God Bless You Deb!!! –Cindy Plungis
17: Dear Deb, You are an amazing person! If you weren't there on the mission trip, I don't know what I would have done. I was very worried about my mom and you helped me keep it together. Thank you so much. I will miss you seeing you! Good luck with your new job. Alanna Johnson
18: Deb, I am so thankful that I was lucky enough to get you as my Junior High leader. You did more than just teach my sunday morning class; you helped me numerous times throughout my journey or life because thanks to you, I began taking interest in church and my religion and faith. Doing so gave me a strong base to lean back on during challenging times and for that I want to truly thank you. You have impacted me in so many ways and I will never forget you. Thank you for everything you do, it really does make a difference. -Lauren Kehoe
19: Dear Deb, Thank you for being such a great person. I am very sad that I did not get to spend much time with you. I will miss you very much when you are gone. I hope you have a good time at your new job. I hope you can stop by to see us sometime. Sincerely, Dane Johnson | Deb, I am so pleased to know that my children were able to learn the ways of Christ through you. Lauren and Cory loved having you as their leader in Junior High and I wish you were staying for Zach and his class. Thank you for all the effort you have put in and more importantly, thank you for being a wonderful role model for the youth at Mountain View. -Kerry Kehoe
20: Deb- Thank you so much for be an amazing leader for Junior High. Those two years I was there with you were so much fun and I will never forget them. I will always remember the first day I went to Junior high, you walked up to me and said hello and started introducing me to people. Right away I felt like I was welcome. You are one of the nicest people I have ever met, and have been an inspiration and had a huge impact on everyone who has gone through the Junior High program in the last five years. Thank you so much for leading us and helping develop our faith! Sincerely, Matt Guthrie | Thank you for always helping us and being kind. I hope you are happy where you are. -Jack Flotcher | I haven’t known you for long, but in that time I’ve grown to respect you, and now I’m sad that you’re gone. I hope you do well, and wish you good luck.- Trey Connelly | I love going to church and seeing you in the morning. The fact that you were there makes me happy. Your friend, Ben Loreto | Deb, thank you for putting forth great effort to work with Junior High. I really appreciate it. I hope you do great at your new job. From, Seaghan McBride | Dear Deb, Although I don’t know you very well I’ve heard great things about you and you seem like a very good person. I wish you luck for your future and I’m sad I never got to know you better. Good luck again!! :) - Sydney Miller (7th grade) | To my sweet Deb, Always a smile, you have blessed many and will always do so. Thank you for everything. Love, Shelley J.
21: Deb was the most important person in youth group to me. She always brought a smile to my face when I walked into the room. The mission trips and retreats were always so fun because of her. Youth group was always fun with all of the games and other group activities. I will certainly miss Deb. From, Michael Guthrie | Dear Deb, Thank you for everything you have taught me! I have learned so much! My experiences with church has shaped me into the person I am today. I went to different places and put in situations and it made me think how lucky I am. I didn't really think about how lucky I was before, but now I do. I really appreciate all the time and effort you put in to teach us about God and his people and making me feel at home. I hope I can still see you around church. I will really miss you! Love, Hanna Kelly
22: Dear Deb, I don’t even know where to begin. I can’t thank you enough fro what you have done. You have influenced my life in so many ways! You were the person who always lit up my day. Thank you so much for being the person you are. Don’t stop being kind, caring and a good person. Love always, Finn Wilkins xoxo | Dear Deb, Where do I start with you! You were the most amazing person ever! Thank you so much for all you have done. I will miss you so much :) You were the best leader anyone could ever have! In fact every morning when I woke up to go to church I knew it would be a fantastic one because you were my amazing caring loving and just the best leader in the whole world! I am truly the luckiest person ever to have the privilege to meet you. Thanks for everything Deb! Love, Sara Konisni | Deb... Where to start? My fondest memories with you are on work camp in Juarez. You took care of me and kept me well medicated while I had the worst case of pink eye knowns to man. We made fun of ourselves while we tried to install chicken wire, making up jokes to pass the time. You are such an inspirational woman of God in my life and I am sad that we has a very short lives time together in Junior High but I know that we will remain friends forever. Thank you for being a blessing in my life. - Katie Outcalt
23: Dear Deb, I’m so glad that I had even a little amount of time to spend with you. You always have such a warm welcome, you were one of the reasons why I loved coming to church, each week I was so excited to see you. You have taught me so much about the way you see things. You have changed the way I see church. I used to think church was boring and not meaningful, but now you have shown me how much fun church can be. I will miss you soooo much. Thank you for changing my outlook on church. I will never forget you. Love you Deb! Love, Lauren Ault | Dear Deb, Thank you so much for all you have done for me and the rest of Jr. High. When I walked into church every Sunday, seeing you made me smile. You were always so sweet and kind to me no matter what. You really helped me get closer to God and develop spiritually. I miss you so much and I am so upset that you wont be in charge of Jr. High anymore. I love you so much! I hope that you come back and visit! Love, Casey Fraser
24: Dear Deb, You have been like a second mother to me ever since Junior High, my class was your first class you had for both 7th and 8th grade and I’m so glad I got to be a part of your special (favorite!) class haha. I’m so excited for you because I know that God has led you to where you are today. I’m also not too sad because I will still see you for a long time and I know you’ll always be in my life. But I know there are so many people that you have affected that will miss you because you have blessed so many lives! Thank you so much for all you years of service to this church. Love, Samantha Malpiedi | Deb, My years in Junior High were some of the most enjoyable years of my life. I also grew so much in my faith during my Jr. High years and both of them were thoroughly influenced by you and everything you have done for the Jr. High program. I know that you will be missed and I hope you enjoy your new job. -Riley Welu | Dear Deb, Thank you for all the time and energy you have put into this program. I will never forget all the fond memories we have together! I will miss you and visiting you in your office! I will have to come visit you often at your house and now that Sam is in Encore I will see you a lot more! Thank you again! Love always, Mary Outcalt
25: Hi Deb, I’m so happy that I got to meet you! Without you I wouldn’t know what to do. I also wouldn’t have been able to go to the mission trips. I love putting up your bed every night. I will miss you. I love that you made everything fun. I wish you cold still be here. But we have your son. I love you Deb and I will miss you so much. Love, Amanda Foley | Thank you so much for everything that you have done for me and everyone else in youth group. I remember in the least mission trip, you were our driver to the reservation and I had a great time. You have been a part of my life for so long that its weird not having you at youth group. Again, thanks for everything. -Jack Johnson | I am sooooo glad to know you and know that I can talk to you. I will also text you to be sure I don’t ever forget you! You are one of the coolest people I know. And it means a lot that you have bent over backwards for everyone. Stay gold Deb. Love, Helen | Dear Deb, I haven’t had much chance to get to know you. I want to thank you for all your hard work for us and for the church. There is very few people like you in the world, that work hard and are dedicated! Thank you so much! Sincerely, Kristy Thompson
26: Dear Deb, I would just like to say thank you for being fantastic Jr. High leader. You made my time as a 7th and 8th grader very enjoyable. You made me feel so comfortable and welcomed at Junior High. You made me want to get up every Sunday and come to church. I know we will all miss you and I wish you the best in your future plans. The best of luck, Shelby Moe Deb, Thank you so much for everything you’ve done. I always had so much fun in Jr. High with you. I will always remember on one of the mission trips, when I was sad you took me for a walk and I felt better. I love how you really took the time to get to know me. You are one of the reasons I started coming to church regularly. Thank you. Love, Maggie Deb, You are so cool! You are missed by many, we all hope that you are doing well in your new job! We love you Deb. Austin Deb, I already wrote you a letter but I want to write you again. Thank you so much for everything! You have inspired me to learn more about God and I am so glad you did. I hope your new job is great and I will miss you so much! Hope to see you soon. -Alex Blythe Dear Deb, I’m going to miss you so much! You have played such a humongous role in my life. I don’t know where I would be without that. I wished I had more time to write this because it would be much longer. Thanks for all that you’ve done. -Tori Dear Deb, Thank you so much for an amazing two years in Jr. High. Ever, Wake Up Call, Wednesday night, lock-in and retreat was so much fun! Thank you for everything. You truly are a blessing. -Aja Lugo Deb, On the first day of Jr. High, when I walked in you gave me such warmth, joy and love. My personal life has been greatly affected because of you. From Wake Up Call to lock-ins, and even the mission trips, I have had an amazing time being with you. I enjoyed all of the small chats we have had together and I will cherish them always. I will MISS you so much! I hope the rest of your journey is amazing. Thank you for being an inspiration to all who are around you! Love, Emily Smith.
27: Deb, We are going to miss your laughter, your smile but most of all your unswerving dedication to helping the youth of Mountain View find God. Good Luck! -Chris Oberhaus Mom, You were best Jr. High leader anyone could ask for. I know you loved your job and it pains you to leave but I also know you will continue to show and spread Christ’s love. I love you so much mom! Thanks for everything you have done for the church, the community and me. –Sammy G. Deb, I’ll always remember my Junior High years with you. I had so much fund and you really helped to lead me in the right direction. You’re the sweetest lady ever and I’ll miss having your kind heart hear at church. Thank you so much for everything! Lots of love, Sarah Spillman You’ve had a huge impact on my life and I’ve been so blessed to have you as a youth leader. Thank you so much for everything you’ve done. You are truly amazing and I will miss you! I love you Deb! -Devin Dear Deb, First of all thank you so much for everything you have done for us. The first time I met you, I knew I was in the presences of a wonderful kind lady. I hope you took away as much love and joy that I did from having you lead Junior High. I know that there will be a big gap in everyone’s heart when you leave. We all love you,thank you so. Love, Paige My friends have always enjoyed coming to church and they love you a lot and I wish you good luck with your new job. -Rachel Evans
28: Dear Deb, For the few months that I have lived here, you made Junior High Youth Group the BEST! I will really miss you and thank you for all you have done with this church. Love, Hannah Beard Deb, Thank you for all you have done for this church. You were such great Jr. High leader and made coming to church enjoyable. I wish you the best in the future. Thanks for everything. -Adam Welu Dear Deb, Thank you for all your years of help here. I’ve known you since I was in The 5th grade. I will miss you! Sincerely, Olivia Dear Deb, Thank you for being such a huge part of my life. I can’t thank you enough. Love, Kyle Palmer Thank you for your kindness during your 5 years of ministry! -Kiara Dear Deb, I remember when I came to Jr. High. I had little friends but your kindness made me feel like I fit in perfectly. We had fun times, conversations, experiences, mission trips, etc. No matter what, your life and kindness touched me and put a missing connection in its place. Sincerely, Chris Yurchick Dear Deb, It was completely, totally, completely awesome having you as my Junior High Leader!! I wish I could have been older so I could have had you for longer. We all are going to miss you so much!!! I hope you have a good time working at your new job! :) Love, Noah Thank you for all you have done for me and the Jr. High program and all you have done for the church. I wish you the best on your new journey. -Kevin Pugh
29: Dear Deb, Thank you so much for spending time teaching me about God. The reason you know so much about him is because you are an angel sent from him. I miss seeing you every Sunday and hope I can see you soon. Love, Emma Bennett Thank you for always being so kind and loving. -Adam Johnson The one thing I remember most is the first mission trip I went on because I was with Deb. And we had a lot of fun fixing up the house we did. Love, Katherine Hudson Dear Deb, Thank you for your time as the Director of Jr. High Ministries. Going to wake up call in middle school had a major impact in my faith journey. The mission trip that we went on was an amazing experience for me. Thank you for being a fantastic leader and good luck on your new job. Thanks, Brian Welu Deb, I feel so blessed to follow in your footsteps. Your faithful heart and leadership has been an incredible gift to all of Mt. View. I am so thankful you will still be a part of the Mt. View family! With Love, Molly Dear Deb, Thank you so much for all of the things you did to support the Junior High. You have been an amazing influence in my life. Junior High would have never been as life- changing and enjoyable without you. I wish you well in your new job. Love, Natalie Caryl Deb, You have done so much for this Jr. High program. From starting mission trips to getting more people involved. We all love you and appreciate your work. You will be greatly missed by all. I hope to see you soon. -Grant Yoder
30: A family is pieced together with hope and faith. A Family is quilted and bound with love and grace. Thank you Deb, for being such an important part of our Family. We love you!