Guest Blogger: Brooke Hesson – Assistant to Executive Pastor
I get the awesome privilege of seeing the “behind the scene” teams working in action! Yes, a lot of work goes into our experience on Sundays (and we are so grateful for every volunteer serving in those capacities!) but few people know how much work it takes between Sunday’s to make Lifepoint what it is! We have some awesome volunteers that make all of this happen!
Let me introduce you to one of these amazing individuals… I officially met Joan Knowles at Roland-Grise about a year ago. I had heard about her and the half marathon she ran despite the bronchitis she was fighting… so when she came up to me in the courtyard of Roland Grise Middle School to ask if she could volunteer in the office, I said “heck yeah!” Joan’s “go get ‘em” attitude has been an awesome attribute around the office. It doesn’t matter if she’s asked to shred papers, clean dishes, run to SAM’s Club and Office Max 3 times a week, scan documents, or fold, address, stamp, and seal 500 church wide letters (that’s right- they don’t arrive in your mailbox magically) …she does it all with a smile on her face!
I’ve had some fun conversations with Joan over the past year and she is one cool lady. One thing I love about her is not only her willingness to serve faithfully, but her determination in everything she does. She has big dreams and audacious goals in life and seeing her charge after them is inspiring. Better yet, I’ve seen her chase after Jesus even when going through difficult circumstances. Joan had the opportunity to go to Lagutu, Uganda last year and when the timing didn’t make sense and the finances didn’t seem to line up, she pushed on knowing that God had called her to go and He made a way. Since then I have seen her grow in her faith tremendously and serve passionately.
Joan inspires me and she is a servant leader!
I’m thankful for every volunteer at Lifepoint Church. They are truly the hands and feet of Jesus. But I’m especially thankful for Joan Knowles and the impact she’s making at Lifepoint.