Dear Church Family,
On behalf of the Staff-Parish Relations Committee, we are happy to announce that Emilee Ogden has accepted our Director of Children’s Ministry position! We plan for her to join our staff full-time on October 1, 2019.
Emilee is moving to our area from Dallas, Texas.
She holds a Master of Arts degree in Childhood Ministry from Dallas Baptist
University, and Emilee has served in various children’s and worship ministry
roles for the past 14 years. Her most recent positions were at Highland Park
Presbyterian Church in Dallas. In addition, Emilee has served on staff with The
Children’s Chorus of Greater Dallas. Her passion for ministry encompasses
cultivating meaningful relationships with children and their families, teaching,
and writing curriculum. She loves to help children, and others, develop a
loving and thriving relationship with Jesus.
Emilee enjoys writing, playing French horn, and watching or participating in musical theatre. She loves the Texas Rangers and listens to Broadway soundtracks too loudly in the car, and will NEVER say “no” to chips and queso OR Disney World. Emilee is lively, engaging, and has a quick wit. Our interview committee and staff were won over by her passion for children’s ministry and her fun personality. Emilee looks forward to building relationships with the children of Point Washington UMC and their families and to exploring the beauty of our beaches!
In her application, Emilee wrote, “I believe that it is the church’s role to come alongside families and support and guide them as they navigate life; when I serve in children’s ministry, I go all in. I believe in becoming an active part of the community at large – not just the church – so that the church becomes a place where all feel welcome.”
As we prepare to receive Emilee as our new Director of Children’s Ministry, I invite you to pray for her as she works to find a new home and moves to our area. If you have ideas about possible housing for Emilee in our area or if you would like to contribute to a fund at the church which will be designated to reimburse moving expenses, please reach out to me (email@example.com) or to our Business Manager Amy Shell (firstname.lastname@example.org).
What a joy to be part of this wonderful congregation at Point Washington UMC! May God’s blessing be on Emilee as she comes to serve and lead, on our Children’s Ministry as we continue to reach children with the love of God, and on our whole congregation as we seek to be faithful to our mission To Know Christ, To Love Christ, To Make the Love of Christ Known!
Grace and Peace,
Rev. Amy Persons, Senior Pastor