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Thank You Thursday — Jan 26


Today we are thankful for Glory Community co-founder Jim Hembd.  Jim and Sandy Hembd founded Glory Community in 2005 and you can read more about the history of how the vision became reality by clicking HERE.

Over the last 15 years Jim has given untold hours in the development and the administration of Glory Community without ever receiving any monetary compensation.  But Jim will tell you that the rewards have come from knowing that his sons Mike and Mark and the other residents have a place that is their own–their own home called Scott’s Place.

Hour after hour, day after day, for these 15 years Jim has taken on the responsibility of the day-to-day operations of the organization. Because of Jim’s tireless efforts, Glory Community became licensed as an adult assisted living facility and chartered as a 501c3 nonprofit.   Not only that, but Jim takes care of:

  • Reporting on and renewing the above mentioned licenses each year
  • Annual preparation and submission of the IRS form 990
  • Negotiation and renewal of all contracts
  • Paying of all bills and doing payroll
  • Seeing that all inspections are done
  • Background checks on all employees
  • Budget preparation, oversight of all accounting functions, and financial reporting
  • Staff recruitment, training and supervision
  • Assures staff are certified in First Aid and Qualified Medication Administration Personnel (QMAP) and that all records are kept properly
  • Setting agenda and chairing Board of Director meetings
  • Recruitment of Board members
  • Recruit and vet new residents for Glory Community


This list could go on and on.

Jim does occasionally try to sleep and he and Sandy do take the occasional trip, but his heart and mind are always circling around Glory Community.   And needless to say, if it needs doing, Jim either will do it or will find just the right person to get it done.  For one who says he is “retired,” Jim makes even the youngest feel like a slacker.  How does he do it?   “Through the power of the Holy Spirit given by Jesus!”   Join us as we offer this Thursday Thank You to Jim Hembd!

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Thank You Thursday


Today we are beginning something we have wanted to do for some time here at Glory Community.   THANK YOU THURSDAY!    Each week, we will highlight someone who is associated with the life and work of Glory Community that we want to publicly thank for their contribution to our mission and work.

There is absolutely no better place to start than with one of our Founders, Sandy Hembd!  Glory Community is the outgrowth of a vision of Jim and Sandy Hembd and you can read more about the vision and how it came to be in the “Our History” dropdown on the “About Us” tab of our webpage.

But more than just having a vision, getting Glory Community to where we are today has taken years of hard work.   Sandy has been uniquely responsible for more than most anyone can imagine.  Here is just a very partial listing of the things that Sandy has done and continues to do!

  • All of the research that was required to start an assisted living facility for adults with developmental disabilities.
  • Calls for information gathering, to potential families, and donors.
  • Speaking to groups of all kinds all over the state of Colorado and beyond.
  • Writing thank you notes.
  • Giving tours to potential residents and their families.
  • Creation of files for everything that is related to the organization and for each resident and potential resident.
  • Creation of all PR materials including our logo and the marketing of Glory Community.
  • Responsibility for all fundraising activities. To say nothing of the work that goes into the yearly Gala alone.
  • Responsible for the coordination of all volunteers.
  • Secretary for the Board of Directors.

Are you tired yet?

Sandy has been doing these things and many many more for over 15 years!   Why? Because she loves her sons Mike and Mark and more than that, she loves Jesus and she has responded to the call to serve.   Sandy does all “for the Glory of God.”  Won’t you join me on this THANK YOU THURSDAY in thanking Sandy Hembd for all she continues to do for Glory Community?

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