To the editor,
I would like to share my experience and thoughts on working with Mark Bellows in his professional life.
As many of you know, Mark serves as a pastor at Hope Community Church in Lakeville. I have had the pleasure of working with him, not only as clergy at funeral services, but also through his work as chaplain for the Lakeville Police Department.
The purpose of this letter is not to disparage any candidate for city government in Lakeville, but to tell just a bit about my professional dealings with Mark Bellows. We have called Mark on many occasions over the years to help officiate funerals when a family, suffering a loss, is in need of pastoral care or not affiliated with a church. Mark has shown grace and respect in the most difficult of situations. He is mindful of the needs of others and in pressure situations, he is sensitive, patient, and levelheaded.
Mark’s ability to adjust to a multitude of different situations and different people truly sets him apart; his character is befitting a strong leader.
His personality traits are what I am looking for when considering who will be making important decisions that affect my life and the direction of my community. Mark has dedicated his life to serving others- through his church and counseling, through working with people in some of the most painful times of their lives, and through his work as a responsible and faithful servant as Mayor in Lakeville. I wish him all the best in his professional and political endeavors.
James J. White, Lakeville