Throughout 2018 we have been working on a restructuring of the CHildren’s ministry staffing model and we are excited to announce the restructuring is complete and the hiring is done. As talked about in the July newsletter, we now have a team of four (plus Pastor Suzi) for the CFM staff.
- Kristin Lotthammer will be continuing on the CFM team and stepping into the new role of Sunday school Coordinator. She will be the official lead for all things Sunday school, but will be supported by the rest of the team on Sunday mornings through the year.
- Jeremy Hallquist has been hired to fill the GIFT (Generations in Faith Together) Coordinator position. This position will begin to explore more inter-generational ministry opportunities at Zion and continue to strengthen areas that already exist. Jeremy comes to Zion with close to 15 years of children, youth and family ministry experience. He resides in Big Lake with his wife and two sons, ages 5 and 2. Jeremy brings passion, knowledge and a faithful approach to this team. Jeremy started August 7.
- Rachel Smith has been hired to fill the Family Events Coordinator position. This position will continue to coordinate the many family events we already do at Zion (Z-fest, Trunk or Treat, Good Friday Cross Crafts, etc) and will be exploring/implementing other and new family events. Rachel also comes to Zion with close to 15 years of ministry experience. She lives here in Buffalo with her husband (who grew up at Zion) and their two children. Rachel bring excitement and new perspective to this team. Rachel will start around August 27.
- Jeanine Johnson has been hired to fill the admin role of this new team. This position will offer admin support to the three coordinator position and will also be responsible for much of the communication, organization and record keeping for the team. Jeanine lives in Delano with her husband and her high school aged daughter, their son attends NDSU. Jeanine bring passion for organization, calendars and details along with admin experience to the team. Jeanine will start August 21.
Join us on Sunday September 9 as we install the whole team at both worship services, then have a chance to greet and welcome them at the Z-Fest celebration.
(photo L-R: Jeremy, Jeanine, Kristin, Rachel, Pastor Suzi)