We are delighted that Allie Atchison has agreed to be our new Director of Children & Family Ministries, beginning this Sunday, September 8! She was chosen from a field of VERY strong candidates, and we are looking forward to this new chapter together.
But this isn't Allie's first experience with New Hope. Back in 2008, she was one of our summer interns working with youth! She was attending Sterling College and looking for an internship. We were looking for bright college students who were considering ministry to intern with youth, and the results were a great summer for everyone!
Skip ahead a mere 11 years, and we found each other again! So whether as a welcome or as a reunion, come greet Allie in Fellowship Hall after worship.
As you do, please also be sure to thank Sandi Gager who stepped up big-time during this interim period. As she has done several times, Sandi assumed the Director of Children & Families ministry with grace and competence. Once people knew Sandi was in charge, everyone breathed easier. She gave us the luxury of being able to take our time to find the right person to take on the position permanently. Thank you, Sandi!