We’re very excited to let you know this week that our Board has hired Mrs. Angie Jirik as our Assistant Director of Children’s Ministries, a new position that has been created to partner with Nanci Danielsen.  Angie’s part-time position will include creating new opportunities for our growing Children’s Ministry both within our existing Lighthouse Fellowship efforts and also as a new partner with Lighthouse Christian Academy to help us deepen our relationships with those families as well.  If her last name looks familiar, it should because Angie is the daughter-in-law of our very own June and Al Jirik.  Angie and husband Jason were married at our church and have two almost grown daughters with their youngest headed off to Oklahoma State Univ this fall.  Angie and Jason have been living in other states since leaving the area twenty years ago, and they’re finally getting back here as Jason’s job has created a position that would allow them to relocate here.
Angie brings a wealth of experience to her position having worked and directed children’s programs in each church they’ve been a part of as they’ve moved due to Jason’s job, and Angie’s been privileged to see the ministry grow in each church.  Angie comes highly recommended and when a Church Consultant who had worked with Angie before learned that she was coming to Texas, he contacted her to tell her about some exciting positions to which she should apply, but the Lord had already led Angie and Jason to us!  Nanci and Angie already have a great relationship and Nanci is so excited to bring Angie alongside her which, with the Holy Spirit’s direction, will help make our kid’s ministry even more dynamic for children and their parents.
The Jiriks will be moving to our area in a week and she will be starting on Sept 1, and will be introduced to you on Sept 8th.  In the meantime, let us join in praising God for sending the Jirik’s to us.  These are very exciting days for us at Lighthouse!