After twelve years of service to The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology, Molly Kenzler is retiring. Molly has been a consistent presence at The Seattle School since 2002—first as Front Desk Manager and then as Library Assistant—and has undoubtedly touched the lives of many who have come and gone over her tenure here.
As an “uncommon pastor,” Molly’s leadership transcends traditional understanding and practice within an organization, allowing her impact, wisdom, hospitality, and presence to expand the classroom experience in so many ways over the years.
Faculty and staff gathered for a meal and celebration in late April to mark Molly’s last day at The Seattle School, during which many faculty and staff members recounted memories of Molly and the ways she has left an impact in their lives. Additionally, Molly was given a book filled with notes of gratitude and blessings from faculty and staff as well as meaningful gifts to mark her upcoming move to Portland, Oregon, where she plans to spend more time with her daughter and family. Molly gave gifts as well, requesting that each faculty and staff member in attendance take a stone from her collection and leave it in a place in the area that they feel she would find meaningful.
Molly will be honored by the entire community at The Seattle School during the annual Spring Banquet on June 7.
Donations can be made in Molly’s honor to the newly renamed Molly Clarke Kenzler Scholarship Fund (formerly the Alumni Scholarship for Leadership Excellence), awarded annually to students who have demonstrated exceptional leadership experience in a church or community context.
Learn more about Molly’s journey at The Seattle School and hear her reflections upon retirement in the video below: