A New Children’s Director Begins

On behalf of our SPR Committee, I am pleased to announce we have hired a new Children’s Director. Robyn Lamberth was hired and started on October 20, 2021. Let me encourage our congregation to make it a point to meet Robyn in the comings weeks and give her a warm Shalimar welcome!

Let me share with you a little background on Robyn. One of the criteria hoped for was to find a candidate with experience working with children. Robyn has worked in pre-schools, after-school care, and churches for over two decades. She has experience as both a teacher and director in various pre-schools and child-care capacities. Her background is also strong with special needs children and situations. She looks forward to leading Children to Jesus. Here is a quote from Robyn that expresses her heart, “I have been working in child-care for 25 years. I have worked for many centers over the years, but I can honestly say that the centers that were Christ-centered always had the most success.” She looks forward to working full-time with the Children’s ministry at Shalimar United Methodist Church.

Robyn moved to the Gulf Coast about a year ago from Alabama. Robyn has two amazing adult sons, Hunter and Brady. She really likes baseball as one of her sons, Brady, played twice in the Little League World Series.

As Robyn begins, I want to thank the SPR Committee for their recent work securing a new Children’s Director for Shalimar UMC. Our Children’s volunteer leaders have also been very helpful in the transition. Shalimar is blessed to have volunteers like Sandy Kocanowski, Wendy Thomas, Kathy Curry, and Melanie Schenck, who have labored tirelessly in this process. We are so blessed to have them all! Please take a moment to thank them, as you are able.

Please also keep Robyn in your prayers as she begins her time at Shalimar UMC. There is always a learning curve in new positions. So, let’s all get behind her as she begins! And let us all welcome Robyn to Shalimar UMC!

Shalom,
Philip

Philip McVay

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