Great News!

We are thrilled to let you know that the Search Team for our new Director of Children's and Family Ministry has concluded their work. They are excited to share with you how God is at work and the person he brought to be in ministry with us and with our kids.

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The team has selected Cindy Dicken to be our new Director. Cindy has a formal teacher's education, a master's degree, experience teaching children music, and lots of experience with kids in churches. She is a mature believer who "gets" ministry and can articulate her faith well. She is motivated by sharing the love of Jesus with kids. Cindy is also super creative and energetic. She likes to laugh. She's excited to grow the ministry. The whole search team unanimously believes God is calling Cindy to us and that she will be GREAT for kids and families. 

As we do with all our candidates, we put Cindy through the wringer! She had multiple interviews, met parents at a BBQ who provided great feedback, taught kids a lesson we observed, had references checked, and more. EVERYTHING was GREAT at EVERY step.

I am so pleased and so is the search team: Allan Scruggs (elder for this ministry area and parent), Amber Wagenblast (parent), Hillary Ham (parent), and Joe Bruce. I want to thank them all for serving. Give them a big high-five when you see them. We all feel like the search could not have ended up better! 

Cindy starts half-time on August 29, and moves to full-time on Sept. 12. If you would like to help with our Children’s and Family Ministry transition, contact Cindy at cindyd@hamblenpres.org or 509-385-0626.