Beverly Strong, Financial Secretary

Beverly comes to us after a long career in church-related accounting. Most recently, she was Financial Secretary for the regional office of the Presbyterian USA here in Hattiesburg until its closure last February. Beverly is married to Jack Strong and is the proud grandmother of three grandchildren who reside in Hattiesburg. Beverly’s regular office hours are 8:00 am – 4:00 pm Monday and Tuesday, and Wednesday mornings.

Willie Holloway, Custodian

Willie comes to us after 29 years of employment with the City of Hattiesburg as a crew worker for the Sanitation Department. While a full-time City employee, he also worked for Service Master cleaning buildings around our city and currently works on a crew that cleans the Hattiesburg Library three nights a week. Willie’s wife passed away in 2009 and his son and grandchildren live in the Hattiesburg area. Willie’s regular work hours are from 8:00-12:00, Monday-Friday.

Maintaining our Buildings and Grounds

Due to the recent vacancy in our full-time custodian position, the Building and Grounds Committee and Personnel Committee voted to restructure the position. Instead of hiring a full-time custodian, the committees chose to contract with a landscaping service to take care of lawn maintenance and a part-time custodian to clean the building and prepare it for various meetings and meals. After receiving multiple bids, the Building and Grounds Committee chose Parker’s Landscaping to maintain the lawn while the Personnel Committee hired Willie Holloway as part-time custodian (20 hours a week). This new division of the position should result in an annual budget savings of approximately $14,000.