Sunday, May 5, First Lutheran in Knoxville held a Commissioning and Installation service for their newly called Principal, Jessie Irwin. Ms. Jessie is a graduate of First Lutheran School. She has earned multiple degrees including a Bachelor in English Literature from UT-Knoxville, her Master in Education from Concordia University – Portland in 2011, and her colloquy in 2018. Ms. Jessie has served First Lutheran School by working in our Early Childhood Education center, school secretary, and as a Middle School teacher. She is an avid life-long learner and has a passion for education that is enthusiastic. Her love for the school and its mission, staff, and students creates an environment where all students can learn of God’s love and become good stewards in the world.
A reception was held to welcome Jessie and honor our workers who have reached a 10-year milestone in service to the Lord. They are: Ann Marie Bissell, Lindsey Hofman, Erin Rodgers, & Kari Williamson. First Lutheran’s Vacancy Pastor, Rev. Larry Rockemann, presided over the service.