Today I’m super excited and grateful to announce that we have added 4 new, full- and part-time staff to the GCC Elkhart staff team – here it is hot off the press – the latest news!
Administrative Assistant to the Campus Pastor
I have long believed that an administrative assistant is a direct reflection of the person they represent. That’s why I’m so proud to say that Emily Hicks has joined the team as my admin. Emily has been deeply invested in the work of the Elkhart campus, most specifically, in kids’ ministry and brings a wealth of experience in education and in leadership. She will be the communication hub for our campus, coordinating facility rentals, overseeing my calendar, the church calendar and so much more. Emily and Micah along with their kids – Jordyn, Brady and Mason have been part of GCC for 10+ yrs.
Creative Arts Director
Please welcome Pete Tarwacki to the team as our Creative Arts director. He’s a creative. He’s a leader. He’s excited and we’re excited to have his abilities and gifts infused into the culture and team in Elkhart. His wife, Ruth, and their two sons, Grant and Noah, will be joining him and investing in the life and community of GCC Elkhart. With his arrival in mid-September, Becki Visker, who has served as our interim director, will transition back to the Granger campus. She loves Elkhart and will continue to serve and worship with us as time and opportunity allows.
Lori Boecher has joined our team as the Curriculum and Resource Area Coordinator. She will be leading the team that prepares everything for our classroom teams on the weekend and making sure the weekend volunteers have everything they need to have an awesome weekend. Lori has been serving on our weekend check-in team and will be a familiar face to many of you. Lori and her husband, Dan, have 3 girls, Greta, Lyla and Clara and have been involved at the Elkhart campus for the last 4 years.
Kathy Allen is our Preschool Area Coordinator and will lead the team that teaches our 3-5 year olds. Kathy has been leading our Preschool team so she is already right at home with them and the kids in preschool. Kathy and her husband, Jim, have been a part of the Elkhart campus for the last 3 years and have 2 daughters, Anna and Elizabeth.