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64th Annual National Day of Prayer
Leander Prayer Breakfast
May 7, 2015

More than 75 community residents gathered in Leander to celebrate the 64th annual National Day of Prayer and exercise their freedom to express their faith and pray for our nation. The NDP Task Force selected Lord, Hear Our Cry, as the theme for the 2015 observance, emphasizing the need for individuals, corporately and individually, to place their faith in the unfailing character of their Creator, who is sovereign over all governments, authorities, and men. To further highlight the theme, I Kings 8:28 was chosen as the Scripture, “Hear the cry and the prayer that your servant is praying in your presence this day.”

See the news release for event details.

As a symbolic gesture, participants wrote prayers on small cards, attached them to balloons, and released them at the end of the event.
Left to right: Chuck Walker, NDP Leander Coordinator; Sherry McDonnell, NDP Leander Co-Coordinator; and Evelyn Davison, America’s Honorary Prayer Coordinator NCP.
Front row, left to right: Sherry McDonnell, Judge Edna Staudt, Evelyn Davison, Mayor Chris Fielder, Constable Rick Coffman, and Pastor Richard Vickers.
Back row from the left: Linda Chandler, Don Tracy, and Chuck Walker.
From the left: HCCM Interim Director Kandy Chimento and volunteers Donna Meek, Joe Mateo, Tim Liu, and Joan Lugo.

McDonnell Retirement Update

Kandy Chimento to Serve as Interim Director

Executive Director Sherry McDonnell retired on Friday, May 1. The Board of Directors has asked Volunteer Coordinator Kandy Chimento to serve as Interim Director while it continues the search for a new Director. 

Sherry McDonnell Announces Retirement Plans


Sherry McDonnell, executive director for HCCM, has announced plans to retire this year. Jerrell Roque, president of HCCM Board of Directors, said, “No date has been set. Sherry is graciously giving us time to conduct a proper search for a replacement and to ensure a smooth transition. We will begin the process soon and during the process it will be business as usual. Of course we are sorry to lose Sherry, but we understand her desire to retire and we support her decision.” Read the news release.