Travis Michael Wirt

February 21, 1982  —  February 1, 2017

 

Our beloved friend and Program Director, Travis Wirt, went to be with our Lord on February 1, 2017.  Travis made the most of his 34 years on this earth.  He was involved in many noble causes, but his life’s work was devoted to caring for our children.  He began his career with the Children’s Home as a Houseparent in 2006, spent some time as our Development Officer, and spent the last five years as our Program Director. 

 

Travis told me many times that his favorite part of the job was building relationships with our children, and he was good at it.  His job often involved handing out disciplinary measures, but Travis had a knack for doing that in a way that let the children know that they were loved, no matter what may have happened earlier.  His greatest joy was just hanging out with our children.  I walked by his office many times and heard Travis laughing and having fun with our boys and girls.  We will miss that laugh, and the joy that he brought to us every day.

 

Travis left an imprint on our ministry that will never be forgotten.  His love and devotion to our children has set a high bar for us to live up to, but we will try every day to make him proud.  Even as we work through our grief, we rejoice in the knowledge that Travis has taken his rightful place in God’s Kingdom, watching over us as we continue the work he loved so much.