Name: Sheri VanderKam
Title: Children’s Ministry Director
Why are you in ministry?  God has given me a heart for kids and a burning desire for them to come to know Him while their hearts are still soft. 
What do you do with your spare time? Hold my grand babies, walk the aisles of Costco with my man and watch Fixer Upper.
What inspires you? The commitment and faithfulness of God’s people; seeing the wonder of God in His creation; and a precious child receiving Jesus as Savior and Lord!
What is one thing you’d like to see changed about yourself? Oh wow!  Too many thing to name!  Thankfully God is slowly changing those things in me!
Who is your hero?  I have many!  Jesus, of course; his example and sacrifice.  My daughters and their husbands for sacrificing much and being brave enough to venture int the heartbreaking world of foster/adopt.  A sweet mom named Loris who has three disabled children, two at home and one who has never come home.  She spends time with him daily for the past three years and she remains faithful to Jesus with a smile on her face and joy in her heart.   My husband, my parents and so many more!!!
What’s one thing people would be surprised to know about you?  I can tie a know in a cherry stem with my tongue.
 
Name: Shirley Bennett
Title: Children’s Ministry Assistant
Why are you in ministry?  God called me because I have a heart for serving children and their families.
What do you do in your spare time?  I enjoy spending time with my family.  Whatever fun things my husband and boys are into, I want to be there to support them and cheer them on.
Who is your hero?  My husband is my hero.  Hi is the most honest, giving, supporting, loving, hard working man I know and her inspires me to be better. 
What’s on thing people would be surprised to know about you?  I welcome any opportunity to learn new ways to help me to better prepare my students to live for God!