Anthony Drake - St. John the Evangelist Church in Valdosta
You will find Tony serving as an usher at Mass every weekend—greeting parishioners, helping with the offertory and passing out bulletins. He and his wife, Trish, are also team members for our parish marriage preparation classes and lead a faith sharing group during Lent. His special skills and talents in the area of maintenance are especially valuable to the parish. He works many hours around the parish even after his full-time job with the city has ended each day. He has assisted in seeking bids and securing contracts for different areas of maintenance for our many properties. You will often see him climbing ladders to paint buildings or change light bulbs, setting up for parish events or grounds clean up. He has been a great asset in our recent upgrade to our school and parish security system. He is willing and able to do anything asked of him around the property of the parish. His attitude of serving with a joyful heart is evident in everything he does.