We welcome, in her
place, Joanne Van Sant
, who's coming aboard as Seminary Assistant and Church School Coordinator.
job title reveals that she's
actually wearing two hats.
She'll be with us in worship as a seminary student doing a field education (supervised ministry) placement from September through May; and, she's
also filling Donna's job as Church School Coordinator.
Joanne's Church School work will continue beyond the academic-year time frame of her
Seminary Assistant work.
Joanne is a member of First Presbyterian Church, Atlantic Highlands, and has recently moved to Brick.
is an Inquirer for the ministry with Monmouth Presbytery
, and a middler (second-year) student at New Brunswick Theological Seminary
Although she's sensing God leading her in the direction of ordained ministry, Joanne has many years of experience in Christian Education, and is a graduate of Monmouth Presbytery's Lay Educational Assistant Program (LEAP).
also has many years of experience working for various non-profit organizations, as an executive with the Girl Scouts
, the United Way and the Lung Association
She's also been a part-time staff member at Manna House, a shelter for women and children in transition.
by Joanne Van Sant