Monday, November 01, 2021

Personnel Notes

Jennifer K. Jensen has been hired by the Church of the Brethren as the Thriving in Ministry Program Manager for the Office of Ministry. Jennifer currently works as Manager of Volunteer Services for Kindred Hospice of McPherson, Kansas, and part-time as Co-District Youth Coordinator for the Western Plains District of the Church of the Brethren. She starts this half-time position on Dec. 13.

Kim Gingerich has been hired as program assistant for the rebuilding program of Brethren Disaster Ministries (BDM), based out of the Brethren Service Center in New Windsor, Md. She began in this position on Oct. 25. Gingerich has served as interim program assistant since May 17, 2021. Previously, since January 2014, she had been working and living full-time on BDM rebuilding sites as a long-term disaster project leader covering office and household management. She is from York, Pa., where she has served as district disaster coordinator for Southern Pennsylvania District. She is an ordained minister in the Church of the Brethren. BDM also welcomed Lynn Evans into a new long-term volunteer role as office manager on rebuilding sites. She started her service with BDM’s return to the coastal North Carolina site, where she is scheduled to serve at least through the length of the project in April 2022. She will lead the office management side of the project tracking finances, communicating with incoming groups, and supporting connections and logistics with local partners. She is from Pottstown, Pa., and has spent most of her career serving in various Christian ministries in multiple states. Her experience includes several rebuilding trips as a weekly volunteer in South Carolina and, most recently, in Dayton, Ohio.