We are excited to announce that Pastor Helena and her husband Tim are expecting their first child this September!
As a church, we want to congratulate the happy couple who will be parents for the first time. In anticipation, Pastor Helena will be taking maternity leave starting mid-August.
Our youth are a vital part of our church, the work of the ministry will continue while Pastor Helena is away on maternity leave. While she is irreplaceable, the deacon board and the pastoral staff team agreed that we would search for either a full-time or part-time interim replacement to lead our youth and youth leadership team.
As of the end of May, we have posted the position for an interim youth pastor throughout our local seminaries and Bible colleges, and we have been receiving and reviewing applications of candidates who are interested in joining our team for the duration of Pastor Helena’s maternity leave.
We are in the process of finalizing details with a candidate, and we hope to be able to announce that in the coming weeks when all the details have been figured out.
Please continue to pray for this transition, for our youth, for our new interim pastor, for our pastoral staff team as we take adapt to these changes, and also for Pastor Helena, her health, and the health of her baby.