Gary and Cheri (Mortensen) Fitzpatrick are the newest members to join our Letourneau staff family.
Gary is meeting some of our housekeeping needs and also assisting in maintenance in a new position as the camp custodian, while Cheri is in a new position as events coordinator, developing and promoting new camp programs and activities.
Gary has lived in Penn Yan all of his life and in the past few years worked as a custodian for a local school district and as a carpenter on the small crew of a local Mennonite business. In addition, he has several years as a handyman for his local church. He is looking forward to working on some new projects and getting to know everyone here at LeTourneau.
Cheri grew up in Naples, NY, and spent many summers at LeTourneau as a teen. Cheri earned an associate’s degree in both communications and tourism management at Finger Lakes Community College. While she was a student, she worked at Canandaigua’s local public-access cable station, Channel 12 FLTV, which is hosted on the FLCC campus. Traveling and hospitality have been things Cheri has been passionate about for many years, and she boasts some prior experience in the hotel industry too.
The Fitzpatricks hit the ground running in the final weeks of January, jumping right into their new areas of service. The couple is very excited to move to Canandaigua and serve at LeTCC. Gary and Cheri have a missions-minded focus from their many years of volunteering at Miracle Mountain Ranch in Corry, PA. Gary says, “the loving and serving hearts of the staff at MMR prepared our hearts for what God would eventually call us to. Nothing gives me greater joy than in witnessing Christ in the lives of the lost we come in contact with. And doing that in joy and humility is one of the best qualities that MMR taught us, and now those are qualities we see modeled here in the LeTourneau staff as well.”
Gary and Cheri have started a new season in life with all five of their kids grown and out on their own. They have two granddaughters, Emilee (5) and Samantha (1), and they love spending as much time with them as they can.
Please join us in welcoming Gary and Cheri Fitzpatrick as they assist the LeTourneau staff team in the ministry.