Welcoming a New Elementary Director
Katie Searfoss is starting her new role as the Director for Elementary Ministry this week. Regarding her new position, Katie says, “I am passionate about helping children grow in their walk with the Lord and walking alongside of them in their faith journey. I love being able to witness a child’s faith in action and partnering with parents to help foster their spiritual formation.”
Katie was born and raised in King of Prussia with her parents and her brother and sister, twins who are currently ten years old. Being the daughter of a pastor, Katie has been connected to the church her whole life. Her ongoing association with the children’s ministry in her home church encouraged Katie’s passion for kids and led her to the Children and Family Ministry Program at Lancaster Bible College, where she met Deb Hinkel, our new Director of Spiritual Formation and Family Ministry.
Pastoral care is another one of Katie’s passions, whether that means visiting people in the hospital, caring for others through conversation over coffee, or helping a family work through a challenging season together. Katie explains that she finds it incredibly rewarding “to walk a child and their family through a difficult situation and help children learn to express what they’re feeling, how to cope, and how to seek Jesus in it.”
Katie will be available between services this Sunday, July 12, in the elementary wing. Be sure to greet her and welcome her to our staff!