Kudos Corner is a means of acknowledging those in our parish who share their time, talent and treasure to spread the Good News of God's unconditional love. It is intended to lift up and celebrate the actions of individuals and groups within our faith community who touch hearts and make a difference. This month’s Kudos Corner recognizes Ron Eisenacher.
We all are called to use our gifts to spread God’s love and to help build the kingdom of God. To do this…each of us is given certain talents. Ron Eisenacher was given the gift of carpentry…and has he ever shared that gift with our parish!
Ron and his wife Pat joined the parish in 1959. They have two daughters and seven grandchildren. Ron’s career was in construction and he liked doing the custom wood-working involved. So when it came to carpentry needs here at Visitation, Ron has been very generous in sharing his passion.
He was involved in helping board up windows and securing the property after the tornado in 1974. He has made all of the wood furniture on the altar and in the rear of church. He did the trim work after the church was air conditioned and also the votive candle holder. Ron recently made the new “St. Leo’s Food Pantry” box at the church entrance. He put a safety rail with Plexiglas in the balcony of church and built the cabinet to store the bells. He made the cabinet in the church hall as well as shelving and cabinetry in the two offices in church.
That’s not all! Ron designed all of the office furniture in the Parish Office. He made crosses for every classroom in school and the gym. He built the cubbies in grades 1 through 6 and any cabinets the teachers requested. Ron crafted all of the bookcases in the library and remodeled Jeanne Hunt's office. He also made the cabinets and table in the teacher's lounge and the tables in the art room.
“He always went above and beyond whatever we asked of him and has a high work ethic,” said former Business Manager Diane Williams. “He is like St. Joseph the carpenter as he cares so much about each project.”
We are truly grateful for the gift of his hands and the creations from those hands that have benefited so many!
Kudos Corner thanks and honors Ron Eisenacker