For several years Jessica Arnold has been Our Savior’s “go-to” supply organist whenever Pauline Worusski has been out, especially during her maternity leave following the birth of her daughter. She even provides music lessons for children and youth at Our Savior during the week. Her connection to this congregation is so close she even admits, “This is my second church home!” Now she will add another reason to call Our Savior “home” as she begins serving as Our Savior’s newly created Youth Ministry Developer.
“The Covid 19 pandemic really decimated our senior high youth ministry when holding regular meetings and being able to participate in the summer mission trips was not a possibility,” shared Pastor Wayne. “It’s not about renewing our youth ministry program. It will be more about redeveloping it from the ground up, and that is what we hope Jess will be able to organize and implement over the next few years.” When offered the position Jess replied, “I feel like this is God’s response to my sorrow about leaving my church when I was just getting to work with teens and affirming that this is what I’m supposed to do and called to do.”
At the time of this article Jess had just begun her position so no definitive plans or events have been scheduled. However, with a Feed My Starving Mobile Pack event on November 18 and the Christmas holidays around the corner there are sure to be opportunities for Our Savior’s junior and senior high school youth to engage in both service and social ministry activities.