We are happy to welcome Danielle Witt to our church staff as our new Director of Children’s Ministry. The church Administrative Board, last Monday, approved the recommendation of the Lay Personnel Ministry Team in hiring Danielle. She will begin her ministry on October 1st. Danielle is an experienced educator with 11 years of classroom experience in Kennedy Elementary School in Roxbury. In addition to her Bachelor’s degree she holds a Masters of Educational Leadership degree. She also was the Aquatics Director of the Lake Naomi Club in Pocono Pines for 10 years.
Danielle and her husband Dan, have 5 children and live in Oxford. Dan is a Lieutenant Commander in the Navy Reserves and is a Contract Officer for the Army Contracting Command NJ. We will formally welcome Danielle in our services on October 8th & 9th.
She succeeds our first ever Director of Children’s Ministry Ginny Thorp, who has served faithfully for 14 years. Ginny will be transitioning to pastoral ministry on our staff and become a Congregational Care Lay Minister as of October 1st. She will work with the pastors and focus on visitation and connection in places where congregational care is needed. In the coming year she will be working through the United Methodist Church process to become a Certified Lay Minister.
Please welcome Danielle as you see her and offer your help in our vibrant children’s ministry. Please also say a personal word of thanks to Ginny for her very faithful service to our young souls.