COLUMBIA CITY — After seven years serving Whitley County as the ministries director for Whitley County’s Salvation Army, Pat Mossburg is resigning her post effective Thursday.
“My last few weeks have gone by so fast,” Mossburg said. “There have been people stopping by telling me goodbye and giving me hugs. It’s been sort of emotional.”
A special open house was planned in Mossburg’s honor Monday at the Salvation Army’s office, inside the First Church of God in Columbia City.
“Pat is the spark that has lit up the community,” said Linda Scott, a member of the ladies auxiliary. “She will be missed greatly.”
Several Salvation Army volunteers spoke of Mossburg’s work while at her post.
Ken Locke, who was the county’s first Salvation Army director, said he remembered the day he hired Mossburg to take charge of Whitley County.
“When we moved into the county, I stopped at the Whitley County sign off U.S. 30 and I prayed,” Locke said. “I prayed for someone special to take this county. Little did I know that God would bring someone as special as Pat. What she has done in this county is truly amazing.”
Salvation Army Commanding Officer Esteban Pommier called Mossburg an “inspiration.”
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