We are excited to introduce our new hire, Hope! Please read her bio to learn more about who she is and about her positions in the church.
My name is Hope and I am currently finishing my Bachelor's in Liberal Studies at Vanguard University. I currently live in Huntington Beach with my family and two dogs. After finishing my degree at Vanguard I plan to get my teaching credential and then begin teaching in the Orange County Area.
How did you hear about Emmaus?
I heard about Emmaus through Tammy Kanei, we played in the Vanguard University Orchestra together. She invited me to come experience a Sunday. After this, I was in conversation with Lamont and Tammy who discussed with me how they wanted to grow our children's ministry.
More details about your role with the church.
As the Children's Ministry Coordinator it will be my job to serve the vision of Emmaus Church by assisting with the leading, planning, organization, and coordination of Emmaus Kids Sunday services and events. I will also be in constant communication with parents as well as our amazing team of volunteers to help everyone stay on the same page and make sure Sunday services and events run smoothly.
How has God prepared you for this position?
I have always had a passion for Children's Ministry and volunteering in this area no matter what church I found myself at. As a Liberal Studies major with the intention of teaching after college I have had the opportunity to take numerous education and developmental psychology classes in addition to interning with various teachers and grade levels. At Vanguard University, I am also the University Orchestra President where I have had to do a lot of administrative work as well as plan and coordinate various events.
What are you most looking forward to during your time at church?
I am most looking forward to connecting with the children at Emmaus. Everyone that I have met so far at Emmaus has such a unique personality and passion for serving God, both of which are directly reflected through the children within the church. I cannot wait to form closer relationships with the children, parents, and volunteers here at Emmaus.
Anything else you'd like to share? (hobbies, what you like to do on your free time, favorite food etc)
In my free time I love playing bass clarinet, trying out new restaurants, and going to the beach. I have a serious weakness for Japanese food and I will always stop to pet the puppies! Feel free to reach out to me I can't wait to get to know the people of Emmaus even better.