On Pentecost Sunday, the congregation of the North Ferrisburgh United Methodist Church gathered on the lawn to dedicate the church's new front doors. The new doors are a memorial to Tyler Palmer, a young man who grew up in the congregation. A half-moon stained glass window tops the doors. The stained glass depicts a view of Lake Champlain and the Adirondacks that Tyler would have seen growing up in Charlotte.
Tyler Palmer graduated from Rice Memorial High School in 1988 (salutatorian of his class) and went on to get a degree in engineering.
"Active with Engineers without Borders , and founder of a San Francisco engineering firm that focuses on green solutions, Tyler was an inspiration to his family and friends. He loved the outdoors and was always careful to do things that would help preserve the Earth," according to news statement by the North Ferrisburgh United Methodist Church.
Palmer died in a skiing accident in 2008. He grew up in Charlotte with his mother Roberta "Chick" Wood and his stepfather, Bob Wood, and brother Chris Palmer.