Annika’s lovely singing and keyboard work are a great WIN for Ward Church. “Pray and think about what opportunities will bring you joy,” she says. Read more about how serving has been a Win/Win for Annika, and how serving can also enrich your life and relationship with Jesus.
There’s no question that Mary Neighbour has a heart and passion for serving others. Her parents and grandparents set the example of serving others in the name of Christ, and Mary has followed in their footsteps! Read more about how she sees serving God as a “win/win!”
“It’s challenging to find ways to connect with the kids in this ministry. But the extra challenge also makes it more rewarding!” says Elizabeth Fahling, who volunteers with Ward’s special needs ministry, Hand-in-Hand! Read her story.
Rachel Sochacki is one of the co-leaders for Gateway 328, the Ward anti-human-trafficking ministry. When you talk to Rachel today about her ministry, her passion for human-trafficking victims is very evident. However, it was not always that way for Rachel. But God’s still small voice called to her in a worship service, to do the unimaginable to bless others.
“It’s not what you have imagined. It is not as much time as you think. And it is more rewarding than you would ever believe.”In spite of some early hesitations, this is how Gary Becker sums up the role of being a deacon. Gary grew up in church, and after he and Stacey married, they were always involved “making ministry happen.”
Angi has been part of the orchestra since she started attending Ward in 2003. She has also volunteered for events like Football Sunday and A Christmas Festival, serves at the nursery welcome desk, and helps when she can with Days for Girls ministry. She loves that the orchestra is a multi-generational makeup of volunteers.
John Newitt has been a Ward Church attendee for 70 years! His love of connecting with people and ability to connect people to each other, has been a blessing to those he has encountered at Ward. Learn more about how John is using has talents as a Ward Volunteer…
Gail Elliott enjoys people, but her daily work situation keeps her contacts limited. Serving in Guest Services as an usher is so enjoyable for her, that she goes above the norm and volunteers for two worship services on Sunday mornings.
Terry Merritt was early in her career as an executive in the construction business when she volunteered to serve with 3-year-olds on Sunday morning. She has now been teaching 3s at Ward for 38 years, and her passion for preschool ministry has only grown.
Josh Shunk has been a volunteer in guest services and will be overseeing the welcome area of the new connection center currently under construction.