Wednesday, January 23, 2008


We have a terrific Admin Staff that helps us ministry folk do what we do. We couldn't do it without them.

Recently, Anna Lyons graduated from Cal Poly and had to move on to the "real world" of full time employment, so we've recently called Carrie Haughey to join the team as our part-time Student Ministries Administrative Assistant. Carrie and her husband, Kyle, have attended Grace for over three years. Carrie has been active in our Children's Ministry and, most recently, in our Christmas production, A Christmas Chronicle. Kyle is involved in our tech ministry.

By the way, Carrie writes a blog at

Marci Newton is a junior Communications Studies Major at Cal Poly and had to or wanted to do an internship in our office here at Grace for a quarter or two for class credit. In my mind, you never turn away free labor! So Marci, too, has joined the team this week.

Our goal with Marci will be to help her experience and help her profs understand that the church is indeed an organization that communicates. . . . a lot! That's what we do! (That's what I'm doing right now!) Marci will be shadowing Debbie Johnston, our Business Administrator, and helping with a wide variety of tasks as needed.

By the way, my goal is to have a wide-variety of internships available for college students in areas like Student Ministries, Children's Ministry, Graphic Design, Business Administration, Communications, etc . I see this as an opportunity for students to see and experience the inner workings of a church and for us to benefit from their fresh perspective and new ideas. I see this as absolutely in-line with our mentoring/discipleship/equipping/Gospel transformation vision.

So, if you're interested in an internship here at Grace, give us a call!

Welcome to the team, gals!

1 comment:

Brian Wong said...

I know I didn't have the opportunity to be an intern per se, but it was certainly rewarding to have as my senior project back in the day :-)

I'm very glad to hear that you are opening up Grace to having internships for Cal Poly students. I see it as a valuable opportunity for them to kill two birds with one stone: they get college credit for their work, and they have an opportunity to participate in a wonderful ministry.

Now all you've got to do is figure out how to utilize all those top-quality engineering students :-)