By James "Rocky" Curtiss
Strangely enough, Gary Leonard’s commitment to volunteering at UGM started with a pillow.
UGM had put out a newsletter call for pillows. Gary saw it, went out and bought a new pillow and came to UGM to drop it off. Just as he entered the administrative offices, he ran into Phil Altmeyer, an old friend.
“Gary, what are you doing here?” Phil asked.
Gary laughed. “Well, I have this pillow and I’m looking for a place to sleep.”
“But, seriously, what are you doing here?”
Phil accompanied Gary into the building, where he ran into more old friends and ended up taking a tour of the expanded facilities. One thing led to another and Gary connected with Barbara Comito, UGM Marketing Director, and James Bishop, UGM’s multimedia producer. What a pleasant surprise to learn that Gary had 40 years of experience in radio, had recently retired and was looking to invest his time and talent in meaningful ministry.
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