Janet Goltz Retires

When Janet Goltz began working in food service at Lodi Academy in California, she brought her young daughters to work with her. Her oldest daughter, age 4, would help crack eggs and other easy tasks while her youngest daughter mostly slept.

Later, after working at Rio Lindo Adventist Academy, the Goltz family moved to Auburn, Wash., in 1990, to work at Auburn Adventist Academy.

Whether during the school year, at camp meeting, or during Northwest Basketball Camp, Goltz and her staff typically serve 350–400 people each day.

During her 18 years at Auburn Academy, Goltz created a family atmosphere in the cafeteria, guided the remodeling of the cafeteria, and trained young workers (three former student workers now serve in hospital cafeterias).

"My goal has been to be an example of a good Christian worker," Goltz says, "and to train students to do the same for their future goals and jobs."

Willy and Janet Goltz plan to retire in Beaumont, Calif., to be near their daughters and grandchildren.

"Willy's and Janet's Christian example and diligent work at Auburn Adventist Academy is greatly appreciated," says Keith Hallam, principal.

August 01, 2008 / Washington Conference