Honoring Excellence in Ministry: Iris LaVerne Burleigh

Burleigh-smIris LaVerne Burleigh was recognized for her Excellence in Ministry by her church, Koinonia Christian Church.  Iris serves in her church’s Hospitality Ministry and loves preparing and serving special dishes with love, especially for Homecoming, VBS, and other special days. She has a special fondness for the young and the elderly, works with the Youth Ministry, and the little ones “she takes under her wing so that parents can participate in worship”, some even calling her “Grandma”. On the other hand, members also know that Iris can be counted on to sit with sick and elderly relatives, giving tender loving care and words of encouragement. In her service with the Outreach Ministry she calls members and non-members to tell them, “I was thinking about you and wanted to let you know that God loves you and I love you, too,” and the phone call always includes a prayer. Her church says Iris “portrays the true Koinonia spirit of fellowship exemplified in Acts 2”.

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