The Primghar Church of Christ elders are happy to announce that we have made a new hire! After many, many months of prayerful consideration and reflection about how to proceed with paid staff, we have made a decision.
It has weighed upon our hearts that we needed a person dedicated to working with children, youth and by extension, families. Don does an excellent job preaching, teaching and visiting those who are in need of it, but we saw a need for someone to work alongside him whose focus would be on youth and education. Early on, we received resumes from a lot of candidates outside of our area, some great, some good, some not so good. We decided to stop actively searching for awhile and focus some time on trying to find out where God was leading us. In recent months we have felt a strong pull that we needed to look at using part-time paid staff so that a larger portion of our funds could be used to have a real, direct impact upon the people we are called to minister too. We also became convinced that a person from the outside would have a long learning curve before finding out what this church and community really needed. For this reason, we decided to hire someone from within our congregation who has already been working with children and youth and who is deeply invested in our community. We would like you to join us in welcoming Staci Hicks as our new Youth Director/Coordinator. Staci attended Nebraska Christian College and has been actively engaged in serving Christ since a young age. Staci and her husband Turner farm just outside of Primghar and plan on faithfully serving this church for many years. They recently welcomed their first child, Preston, into the world and look forward to raising their son in a church that truly strives to love as Christ loved. Staci will be in charge of developing and choosing curriculum, scheduling activities and events, overseeing youth leaders and helpers and performing most of the duties performed by a full-time youth minister. If you have questions or would be willing to help with the youth in any way, please feel free to contact Staci. We are excited about what God has in store for this church!