Hello youth families!
I am excited to start working with our youth as the new youth group director. I’m sure there will be a learning curve in this undertaking, so I appreciate your patience as Amanda Ganey and I make this transition. She has been a tremendous help already, and I am extremely thankful for all the work she has done for our youth.
I first wanted to send a reminder that the Higher Things registration form is due to be turned in this Sunday, January 17th. A $100 registration fee is also due with your forms (unless you had a refunded fee that you will be applying from last year). Hard copies of these forms are in the narthex of the church, and the folder to turn them in is sitting right next to them. I have also attached the workbook that includes the registration forms (the last two pages) and more information about Higher Things in this email.
Lastly, if any of you don’t know me well, here’s a little bit about me as well as how God has guided me to this role in our church. I grew up in Mascoutah attending Zion, and my husband Darren and I currently now live in Freeburg with our two children, Savannah (7) and Austin (4). I work as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in O’Fallon, currently. I also taught at Lindenwood University Belleville for several years, until the campus closed. This closure lead Torri Suedmeyer to ask me about teaching the High School Sunday school class, something I had been thinking about for a while. Amanda Kemezys and I have been enjoying this opportunity, and teaching Sunday school has led me to want to work more with our youth, an area where help happened to be needed. I have many fond memories being in youth group growing up and attending Higher Things, and I look forward to being part of this journey for our youth.
Please feel free to email me about anything concerning youth group, and let me know if you have any questions about registration.