Seasons of Change!
New things are happening at New Generation!
In January of 2018, we welcomed Phyleshia Hendricks as our new Bookkeeper! Now, at the start of 2019, our team has grown yet again due to the addition of our Digital Communications Specialist, Kathryn Meghoo, and our Administrator, Joelle Rattray. Let’s look at what our new team members think about working at New Gen so far!
“I am happy to be working at New Gen because it is where my relationship with God became more real and genuine after going to the Discovery Summer Camp when I was 12 Years old. It means a lot to me to be able to continue to establish the same place that established my relationship with God. [Plus,] I have always wanted to work in ministry and be a missionary since I was a little girl while at the same time using my artistic talents.”
- Kathryn Meghoo
“There is no greater feeling than serving and working alongside my fellow brothers and sister[s] in the faith. This brings me great joy knowing that we are all working together with the aim of bringing people to Christ along with allowing them to develop [a] greater love for Christ, no matter the roles we play. I am truly grateful to Christ and New Gen for allowing me to be a part of such a transformational oasis which allows me to do what I love which is accounting and spreading the love of Christ to one and all.”
- Phyleshia Hendricks
“I think it’s such a pleasure to work with like-minded people who have a passion for what they do. The open and welcoming persons at New Gen make it so easy to feel like part of the family. I also really like working in an organization which has the incredible mission to bringing up a new generation of people who are transformed in Christ. As a former camp counsellor, I saw how New Gen sews spiritual seeds into the hearts of children. Now, as a more official part of the team, I’m excited to see how New Gen impacts, not only children, but everyone they serve.”
- Joelle Rattray
As we wave hello to these new faces, we’re also saying goodbye to some old ones .
In December, God decided to steer Stefon Spleen, our Programs Manager for 3 years, in a new direction in his career. Although, we can’t wait to see what God has in store for him, we were, of course, sad to see him go. Our Managing Director, Judith Lewis, looked back at Stefon’s time with us here ...
"Engaging children and teens in play is so key to our camp ministry and this is what Stefon did best. As our Programs Manager, he could quickly build trust with a counselor or camper over an activity he was introducing like 9-square in the air, or a staple activity like football. Stefon loved being at camp and seeing campers connect with each other and with God. We loved his input on our Management team and will miss him even as we pray for success in his new adventures."
Monique Spleen will also be gone for a while as she and her husband prepare to welcome their new baby into the world! During Monique’s maternity leave, Joelle will fill in as our Retreat Manager later on this year. We’re so excited for the Spleens and we know God will walk with them through this new adventure in their lives.
Looks like 2019 is shaping up to be quite a year! Change, no matter how big or small, can be a bit daunting at first. But we know that, in the midst of it, we can always trust God. So here’s to embracing every new season with open hearts and minds!
“See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.”
- Isaiah 43:19