I have been on staff at Eastview Chritian Church for seven years. In my capacity as Outreach Coordinator, I am responsible for spearheading the Imagine program as well as the Serve Project while assisting with our Food Pantry and Benevolence Program, all which impact the greater McLean County area.
I work closely with several partner agencies such as PATH, the Housing Authority, Boys and Girls Club, Youth Build, area schools and churches. Our Imagine program provides food, coats, and toys for over 900 families at Christmas time. The Serve Project is in its third year with over 1000 volunteers providing clean-up, painting, maintenance, and landscaping for other agencies in town as well as housing locations. My weekly role brings me in contact with Bloomington/Normal residents in need of financial assistance through our Benevolence Program or food for their household through our Food Pantry. In this arena, I have striven to keep strong ties and open communication with other agencies in town, and local businesses such as Meijer for their matching donation program.
I find great joy in using the gifts and talents God provided me to link those in need with the assistance that helps them reach their goal of providing for their families and know the love of our savior Jesus Christ.