As a United Methodist pastor, I am a part of a system in which our Bishop appoints pastors across our region. For the last 10 years, I have served the people of Denver with Highlands United Methodist Church. Today, it was announced that my Bishop intends to appoint me to First United Methodist Church, Fort Collins, effective July 1, 2022. This means June 30th will be my last day of eligibility to serve as a director on the Denver Public Schools Board of Education.
An unusually large wave of retirements has placed a strain on our system this year, leading the Bishop to ask that I take this new appointment despite our shared hope I would not move during my service on the Board. I am grateful for the opportunity to serve Denver in this way and trust my board colleagues will find a community and student focused appointee to fill this seat.
Though I had less than 3 months on the Board before the pandemic took hold, I am grateful to have been a part of the COVID response team, a partnership with the Safety & Security team to adapt our safety drills, the approval of the Denver School Leader Association, and the hiring of Superintendent Marrero. I will deeply miss the relational work with my board colleagues, the Superintendent, DPS staff, and the students and educators of this great district.
In Gratitude To Serve With You,
Rev. Bradley Laurvick
Director, Denver Public Schools Board of Education, District 5