Jennifer Welch, our extraordinary Children's Coordinator recently moved from part time work to a full time position at City Church. She increased her hours in our growing children's ministry, enabling her to not only continue the excellent Sunday morning programming but also devote time during the week to spending time with families, organizing family events and planning City Kids summer activities. Additionally, Jennifer will begin assisting with our City Youth.
We recently hired an exceptional young man, Blake Thomas, as a pastoral resident with a concentration in youth. Blake is currently the Bridge Builder Program Director at the Forge for Families here in Houston where he is developing a program for teens to experience inner city ministry in Houston. He will continue in this role while serving on our staff part time. Blake will be mentored as he explores the possibility of a career in vocational ministry, and he will devote most of his time to the youth ministry at City Church.
Blake spent two summers in Tampa as a youth intern and has an undergraduate degree in practical theology. Together with our wonderful youth volunteers, Blake and Jennifer will be leading City Youth in a weekly evening bible study. There will also be socials and service projects throughout the semester and different activities planned for the summer of 2017 – updates coming in our weekly newsletter.
Thank you, Jennifer and Blake, for your service to our families!