How Do You Fill In Someone Else's Shoes?

By LaKisha Deon  8-28-2023

How do you fill the shoes of a person who has been doing a job for 11 years? Paul Parisi had his routine in great shape, planning monthly breakfasts with informative and interesting speakers, as well as writing about current events and important legislative updates each week. When God directed him to move on to another group, he definitely left a legacy at 4Tucson that needs to be continued.

What will you see from 4Tucson’s Government Domain in the near future? First, the Monday morning email newsletter will continue. We are working with a group of people who will be writing monthly articles that will be educational and thought-provoking. You will see articles from Piet Van de Mark, Christopher King, John Winchester, and myself, Lakisha Deon. We are also looking forward to introducing the Government Breakfast speakers to you each month prior to the breakfast, so we can get a snapshot of the exciting topics that are to come.

Next, we are happy to introduce you to a group that will be meeting regularly to discuss and plan for the monthly breakfasts. The members of our team are Christopher King, Bobbi Jo King, Wendy Reuter, and Joe Cesare. We have created a calendar of monthly themes going forward and are now looking for speakers who can speak about the topic at hand.

4Tucson’s vision is to “see a city aligned with God’s ways so that His peace and prosperity can be experienced by ALL generations.” We do this through our mission, which is to “unite and mobilize Christians, empowering them to put biblical principles into action as we engage our city’s most systemic problems.” The purpose of the Government Domain is to “mobilize Christians to create a culture of community involvement in the political process in our city, state, and nation.” The important work of this domain is helping us move towards fulfilling the vision and mission of 4Tucson.

Thank you for your patience and encouragement as we continue this transition. We at 4Tucson are looking forward to continued dialogue and collaboration with great community members and leaders.