Mary Kay McMahon likes to be challenged. She doesn’t mind the feeling of unease that comes with leaping into something new and pushing herself to achieve more.
This commitment to the uncomfortable has been a driving force in McMahon’s career that has taken her from a nurse to president and chief executive officer of Fellowship Community in Whitehall.
“I love to learn new things and situations that force me to be a little uncomfortable,” she said. “I am perfectly fine with putting myself out there. I know I’m not going to sink.”
At long last, the congregation at First Presbyterian Church of Hokendauqua, 3005 S. Front St., will have a leader at the helm.
After two-and-a-half years of searching and reviewing applicants for the position, the congregation has named the Rev. Christine Kass, or “Pastor Christy,” as its head.
A former journalist, Kass worked as a reporter and editor before entering Moravian Theological Seminary in Bethlehem. Congregants first met Kass when she filled in as a pulpit supply, or temporary pastor, one Sunday.
Words of inspiration and encouragement flowed June 3 as Whitehall High School’s 115th graduating class, comprised of more than 350 students, bid farewell to their lives as high school students and welcomed the challenges of the road ahead.
Held at Lehigh University’s Stabler Arena, Bethlehem, the Whitehall-Coplay School District graduation ceremony began with a procession of students clad in the school’s maroon and gold to “Pomp and Circumstance” performed by the Whitehall High School band.