Interim Leaders For LJC Kids

This week, LifeJourney Church named two interim leaders for the LJC Kids Ministry…

Michelle and Ceci Spence already serve as part-time staff at our church serving our teenagers as our Student Ministries Leaders.  They have been doing great things to grow that ministry!  And now they’ve agreed to add substantial hours to their schedule to also serve as Interim Leaders of LJC Kids until a permanent replacement is found.  We are so grateful!

Ceci has been serving children and youth in central Indiana for years as a teacher, coach, tutor, and mentor.  She has taught Youth Group, Sunday School, and Vacation Bible School.  She has coached youth basketball and softball, and tutored elementary school students.

Michelle’s passion for serving others began when she was a youth herself.  Mission trips, peer-to-peer mentoring, and Girl Scouts helped lay the foundation for her interests.  After graduating from high school, she pursued her BSW and began a career in a secure residential center.  While there, Michelle organized and led various groups with the youth – music and dance, arts and crafts, team and character building, and life skills.

They are active in the community and believe in advocating and serving marginalized populations.  They support housing equality (LJC Homeless Ministry Team and foster care), racial equality (Black Lives Matter movement and the local SURJ chapter), and many LGBTQ+ initiatives (education and fundraising).

They look forward to continuing to grow an LJC Kids! program that teaches our children about Jesus, the Bible, and spiritual life, while helping them build friendships and grow in love and confidence.

Can you help too?  We’re always seeking those interested in working with our youth, both teachers and concierge volunteers.  If you could serve one Sunday a month, we’ll provide all the materials and support you need.  Contact us here for more information.


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    Jo Easterling says

    Ta cared about you two and felt like both of you truly enjoyed doing the outings and spending time with the teens. It is not easy to build that trust and relationship with kids, especially teens, and even harder a fostered teen, but you did it. Thank you for all the hard work and perseverance. You are piling up rewards in heaven and making God’s heart smile.

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