Hays puts a wrap on her career at the co-op

Posted on Feb 21 2024 in Miami-Cass REMC
Michelle Hays

That’s a wrap for me, Michelle, or Margie to some. While I’ve only worked at Miami Cass REMC for about nine years, I’ve made a lifetime of friendships with coworkers and members.

My co-op journey began as I sat in my car at a truck stop, praying for a sign that would allow me to move on from my former job — one I loved, but one that required long, irregular hours and was taking a toll on me.

The Lord told me to cross the highway and ask if the REMC was hiring. Turns out, they were. I applied and was selected. An answered prayer.

While I knew nothing about a co-op, I’ve always been good with people and like to think I have a caring heart. I’ve been able to share good times, and sadly, some difficult times with our members. I’ve held hands with those grieving for a variety of reasons, hugged them and prayed with them, and tried to be as comforting as I could be, believing that was why God put me at the co-op as a member service representative.

The members have been so good to me as well, with some bringing me gifts, baked goods, produce from their gardens, etc. … and so many kind words of support over the years.

While I always hoped to be a blessing to others, turns out others were also a blessing to me. Thank you for all the well wishes as I move into the next phase of my life. I’m anxious to see what God has planned for me.