New Children’s Leaders
Jeff Young and Sarah Flynn have recently accepted leadership of The Place for Kids.
Sarah graduated from Wickenburg High School in 2004 and said that she has always been drawn to young children. While she is working experience in the recovery field, she is presently pursuing her teaching degree at Rio Salado College.
“I’ve always been drawn to kids ever since I was a frequent baby sitter for my older sister,” said Flynn. “I started volunteering at The Place a couple of years ago, and am excited to be a part of leading this new and exciting effort.”
Young has more of an administrative background having a bachelor degree in psychology from Grand Canyon University and now administrating an outpatient recover program in Prescott.
“We both are totally excited about the opportunity to work with such wonderful children as we have in this program,” said Jeff. “What we do today shows up in our adults tomorrow. If we teach them how to live Christ-centered lives at a young age, they will follow those directions all their lives.”
“I experienced a lot of pain in my younger life that I believe I might have avoided if I had experienced good Christian training,” continued Young. “Consequently, if I can help a child make better choices in the future and avoid some of that pain, I have accomplished something important.”
The Place is known for effectively using the Internet and social media in its ministry. Consequently, this is carried into the children’s ministry using a website, video, a Facebook page, and other creative ways to connect with both the children and their parents.
“We know that we only have the children for an hour or so a week,” said Flynn. “But, with this program we have unique ways to support the parents by connecting with them and helping them reinforce the lessons through prayers, discussion questions, and other aids that can be used during the week.”