Do you like middle school students? At Bloomingdale Church, we think 5th-8th graders are fantastic. That’s why we have groups just for them – PAK & Youth Group. It is also why we have created a new Middle School Director position.
We are excited to welcome Chelsea C as our Middle School Director. Chelsea and Jarrod are childhood friends from Orville, Ohio and newlyweds (November 5, 2016)! Both came to know Jesus as Lord as children and have chosen to serve Him at Bloomingdale Church, and someday overseas.
We asked Chelsea a few questions to get to know her.
In one word, how would your friends describe you?
What is the one meal you would eat and where would you eat it?
“Horhog” – it’s lamb, potatoes, carrots cooked in this huge pot with rocks all day. Traditional Mongolian food. Amazing! And of course I’d want to eat in the countryside of Mongolia. (Note: Chelsea lived in Mongolia for two years.)
How did you originally get involved in volunteering with children’s/youth ministry?
After I was too old to be a kid in the programs, it was natural to start continuing in the programs as a junior leader and as I got older, a full leader. Awana and Day Camp were probably the main two ministries that I started with. Being a pastor’s kid, I was always helping out anywhere and everywhere. But I’ve always had a youthful spirit so working with kids and teens was where I gravitated.
A goal you have for 2016-2017?
Learn how to cook more than the four meals I now know how to make 🙂 Actually my main goal is to transition well in marriage, moving, ministry and to grow closer to the Lord in the process.
What will you be leading at Bloomingdale Church?
I’ll be serving on the NextGen staff team. I’m looking forward to caring for 5th-8th grade students and helping oversee PAK and Jr High.
Click here for more Bloomingdale Church leadership profiles. The NextGen Staff at Bloomingdale Church is:
- Daniel (and Amy) Riemenschneider – NextGen Administrative Pastor
- Victoria Paul – Children’s Outreach Director
- Nate (and Anna) Kugel – Youth Pastor
- Chelsea (and Jarrod) C – Middle School Director
- Danny Muñoz – Youth Community Outreach Director