The Lasting Legacy of Sandy McPeek
In so many ways, Sandy McPeek exemplified the concept of good stewardship.
A word Merriam-Webster defines as “the careful and responsible management of something entrusted to one’s care,” stewardship was central to Sandy’s life. Her commitment to caring for her gifts was evident in the way she managed her talents, her time, and her role in carrying out the mission of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church.
Blessed with many talents, Sandy began her career as a nurse. When she came to Charlotte, she became a court reporter and served 17 years in the federal district court, often serving for U.S. District Judge James B. McMillan. Sandy was interested in experiencing the broad world, and traveled several times to Australia and Europe. She was also interested in her own community, and gave her time as a volunteer to Crisis Assistance Ministry and the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department.
Sandy’s commitment to stewardship had an enormous impact on the life of our faith community. She gave her time to enrich and sustain our Music Department, working in the music library and cataloging music for our choirs. She was a member of the St. Peter’s Senior Class, and she served on our Outreach Commission, working to recruit volunteers for Habitat for Humanity. She was faithfully present when our community gathered to worship.
We are grateful to Sandy for her extraordinary stewardship, which will now extend far into the future because of the planned gift she incorporated into her will. At the time of Sandy’s death, her gift to the St. Peter’s Endowment provided a lasting resource; one that will help ensure our ability to address the physical needs of our own community and the needs of the broader community through outreach for years to come.
As you consider your own commitment to stewardship and all the ways you use your talents, your time, and your resources, we invite you to follow Sandy’s example. You too can become a member of our 1834 Legacy Society by making a planned gift to the St. Peter’s Endowment. You don’t have to make a large gift to have a big impact on the future of our faith community. To find out more, please contact a member of the Planned Giving Committee, the St. Peter’s Endowment Board, or Mary Virginia Woodall, Director of Ministry Development.
Maria Long, Chairman of the Planned Giving Committee: 704-604-7855
Bill Williamson, Chairman of the St. Peter’s Endowment Board: 704-333-3001
Mary Virginia Woodall, Director of Ministry Development: 704-749-6151