@John Pack Lambert of Michigan -It's lonely and hard work to be
an S&I coordinator, you put in a lot of miles going from place to place
training volunteer teachers. If a Michigander wanted to become a coordinator
they should go through the training classes and apply for openings in Michigan.
There are two coordinator positions in Michigan: one in East Lansing and one in
Ann Arbor. I see you're from Ypsilanti, so your current coordinator hails
from the state of Washington. He's a great teacher and an awesome
coordinator. Maybe he can inspire a local to go through the necessary training
to take his spot when he leaves. Are you willing?
I'm curious about your comment John. Doesn't it make more sense for
someone with seminary and institute experience to oversee CES programs where
Part of me wishes that the "use local brethren as leaders" policy would
be applied here in Michigan, and they would end the practice of sending people
from the west to work as CES coordinators.
To say nothing of the incredible contributions of Harvey L Taylor who was such a
pioneer he seems lost to history.
I had the privilege of serving under Robert B. Arnold when he presided over the
Guatemala-El Salvador mission. He was a deeply good man and blessed the lives of
many, myself included, and was there to help begin a great and noble work that
continues today. When he became the mission president, there was one stake in
the two countries. Today there are about 60 stakes and three temples. Those who
knew him were saddened by his untimely passing a number of years ago, but
I'm confident that he is actively engaged in pushing the work forward in
his current assignment.