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2018 Board Nominees' Experience

Candidates for 2018-2020 Noahs of Ark Community Board of Directors

North

Arden Schlicker

Personal: 

  • ·         Lives in Heber Springs

Emmaus Experience:

  • ·         Pilgrim Walk: ?
  • ·         Chrysalis Flight: N/A
  • ·         Lay Director:  #111
  • ·         Flight Director: N/A
  • ·         Positions Served on Walk/Chrysalis
    • o   Kitchen Team 2 times
    • o   Prayer Team 3 times
    • o   Agape Team 3 times
    • o   Assistant Table Leader 1 time
    • o   Table Leader 5 times
    • o   Chrysalis Table Leader 1 time
    • o   Assistant Lay Director 4 times
    • o   Assistant Flight Director 2 times

Martha Stewart

Personal: 

  • ·         Lives in Conway
  • ·         Husband - Cliff
  • ·         Kids - Jennifer Stewart, Coy Stewart and Sarah Mason
  • ·         Three and 2/3s grandkids

Church Work:

  • ·         Hospitality Committee - I help with functions (luncheons, funerals, etc)

Emmaus Experience:

  • ·         Pilgrim Walk: #126
  • ·         Chrysalis Flight: N/A
  • ·         Lay Director:  N/A
  • ·         Flight Director: N/A
  • ·         Positions Served on Walk/Chrysalis
    • o   Assistant table leader 2 times
    • o   Table leader 1 times
    • o   Assistant Lay Director 3 times
  • ·         2 Talks

Other outside Christian serving

  • ·         Small Group Hostess
  • ·         Sunday night Bible study

Personal comments

The Walk to Emmaus is a wonderful experience. It was really an eye opener as to how we should be a responsible servant in every aspect or life. I grow every time I attend an Emmaus weekend. I am more than blessed to have been sponsored and to have served.  

West Central

Jana Kelley

Personal: 

  • ·         Lives in Bismark

Church Work:

  • ·         Attends Bismarck United Methodist
  • ·         Sunday School Teacher (young adults w/ special needs) 2010-2011???
  • ·         Board of Trustees 200?
  • ·         Snack Director for Vacation Bible School
  • ·         Vacation Bible School Teacher
  • ·         Assisted with Youth Group

Emmaus Experience:

  • ·         Pilgrim Walk: #158
  • ·         Chrysalis Flight: N/A
  • ·         Lay Director:  N/A
  • ·         Flight Director: N/A
  • ·         Positions Served on Walk/Chrysalis
    • o   Kitchen Team 1 time
    • o   Assistant Table Leader 1 time
    • o   Table Leader 1 time
    • o   Chrysalis Herder 1 time
    • o   Sponsored my parents and a few others

Other outside Christian serving

  • ·         AWANA Listener/Teacher
  • ·         Vacation Bible School Teacher
  • ·         Transport children to/from and assist with Summer Program at Brushy Creek (a Third Street Baptist Church Program)

Personal comments

I have to admit that nothing excites me more than working and/or attending Walks and ceremonies. When my feet hit Tanako soil I am instantly energized by His Holy Spirit!

 Brenda Purifoy

 Personal: 

  • ·         Lives in Malvern
  •         Husband Shawn Purifoy
  •         3 grown children
  •         1 grandbaby

 Church Work:

  • ·         Attends First United Methodist - Malvern
  • ·         Sunday School Teacher for varies ages for many years
  • ·         Volunteer teacher in after school programs for Youth and Children
  • ·         Member of UMW
  • ·         Vacation Bible School Teacher
  • ·         Director Youth Ministries 2004 - 2006
  • ·         Active in Adult Sunday School
  • ·         Helped begin Cornerstone Fellowship class for college age adults and older

Emmaus Experience:

  • ·         Pilgrim Walk: #112
  • ·         Chrysalis Flight: N/A
  • ·         Lay Director:  N/A
  • ·         Flight Director: Scheduled for Jan 2018
  • ·         Positions Served on Walk/Chrysalis
    • o   Kitchen Team 1 time
    • o   Table Leader 2 times
    • o   Chrysalis Table Leader 1 time
    • o   Assistant Lay Director 2 times
    • o   Assistant Flight Director 2 times
    • o   2 Talks

Personal comments

I was raised in the Baptist denomination in three different churches in two different states.  I stopped attending church when I left for college and found the Methodist denomination when I started dating my husband.

East Central

Julia Ann McWilliams Beckham

Personal: 

  • ·         Lives in White Hall
  • ·         Husband Henry Beckham
  • ·         Kids – 2 grown sons
  • ·         7 grandchildren

Church Work:

  • ·         Attend Bethany Missionary Baptist Church
  • ·         Teach Senior Ladies Sunday School
  • ·         Help in the nursery
  • ·         Greeter
  • ·         VBS helper

Emmaus Experience:

  • ·         Pilgrim Walk: #22
  • ·         Chrysalis Flight: N/A
  • ·         Lay Director: #57
  • ·         Flight Director: N/A
  • ·         Positions Served on Walk/Chrysalis
    • o   Kitchen Team
    • o   Prayer Team 6 times
    • o   Agape Team
    • o   Assistant Table Leader 5 times
    • o   Table Leader 4 times
    • o   Assistant Lay Director 6 times

Other outside Christian serving

  • ·         Attend the Christian Women Connection
  • ·         Guided and attend their Bible Studies.

Personal comments

Emmaus was a turning point in my Christian Walk and have always done what I could to support this ministry.


 Jo Bowie

Personal: 

  • ·         Lives in Cabot
  • ·         Husband Marty Bowie (Walk 120)
  • ·         Daughters – Emily (Flight 24) and Erin (Flight 28)

Church Work:

  • ·         Attends Hamilton UMC and Humnoke UMC
  • ·         Stepped out at Cabot UMC to start contemporary service in 2000
  • ·         Multi level children’s Sunday school teacher 2000 - 2002
  • ·         Kids Bible Club teacher from 2002 – 2005
  • ·         VBS Director 2005, 2006
  • ·         Stepped out to be part of a new church plant in 2006 (Christ UMC renamed theJourney)
  • ·         Children’s director from 2006 – 2010
  • ·         Youth director from 2010-2012
  • ·         Couples Life Group in home from 2006 -2009
  • ·         Ladies Bible Study Leader in home from 2009 – 2013
  • ·         Wife of a Part-time Local Pastor filling in from 2012 -2014
  • ·         Wife of a Part-time Local Pastor dual congregation from 2014 – present
  • ·         Sunday School teacher for one of the congregations 2014 - present

Emmaus Experience

  • ·         Pilgrim Walk: #116
  • ·         Chrysalis Flight:N/A
  • ·         Lay Director: #156
  • ·         Flight Director: #23
  • ·         Positions Served on Walk/Chrysalis
    • o   Agape Team 1 time
    • o   Assistant Table Leader 1 time
    • o   Table Leader 3 times
    • o   Chrysalis Table Leader 1 time
    • o   Assistant Lay Director 5 times
    • o   Assistant Flight Director 2 times
    • o   Walk Coordinator 3 times
    • o   Flight Coordinator 4 times
  • ·         Sponsor to 7 pilgrims and 4 caterpillars

Other outside Christian serving

  • ·         1 year Board Member for Jan 2013 to fill a vacant position
  • ·         Webmaster of www.noahsofark.com from 2013 to present
  • ·         Team Selection Chair 2013 and 2014

Personal comments

My Emmaus walk was a turning point for me in my life with the Lord.  I was attending church but not because of a relationship I had with the Lord.  The walk opened my eyes and my heart for what a true relationship with God is about.  Every since, I have looked for ways to share this experience with others, either by being a sponsor or by serving on teams or where ever the Lord leds me.

South West

Rosemarie “Rose” Gagnon

Personal: 

  • ·         Lives in Hope
  • ·         2 Dogs, Cookie and Punkin

Church Work:

  • ·         Attends First UMC – Hope
  • ·         Children/Youth Director

Emmaus Experience:

  • ·         Pilgrim Walk: Dallas Emmaus #136
  • ·         Chrysalis Flight: N/A
  • ·         Lay Director:  N/A
  • ·         Flight Director: N/A
  • ·         Positions Served on Walk/Chrysalis
    • o   Kitchen Team
    • o   Assistant Table Leader
    • o   Table Leader
    • o   6 Talks
  • ·         Dallas Emmas board member
  • ·         Dallas Emmaus District Coordinator
  • ·         Dallas 4th day team member and coordinator
  • ·         10 Walks in Dallas comunity
  • ·         3 Chrysalis teams in Dallas community

Other outside Christian serving

  • ·         Conference Council of Youth Ministries for past 5 years
  • ·         District Co-coordinator for the SouthWest District for past 5 years
  • ·         Chair of the Disaster Preparedness Team for 4 years
  • ·         Co-leader of the Companions Women’s group for 1 year
  • ·         Outreach committee

Personal comments

Emmaus is near and dear to me and I would love the opportunity to once again serve the Emmaus Community.  Thank you for giving me this opportunity to be considered for your 2018 Board.

 

Marilyn Hockaday

Personal: 

  • ·         Lives in Nashville
  • ·         Husband Bill Hockaday
  • ·         2 adult children

Church Work:

  • ·         Attends First UMC – Nashville
  • ·         Finance committee
  • ·         SPRC committee member and chair for 3 years
  • ·         Youth committee
  • ·         Our Lucy Stone lecture committee

Emmaus Experience:

  • ·         Pilgrim Walk: #86
  • ·         Chrysalis Flight: N/A
  • ·         Lay Director:  #187
  • ·         Flight Director: N/A
  • ·         Positions Served on Walk/Chrysalis
    • o   Kitchen Team 5 times
    • o   Agape Team 1 time
    • o   Assistant Table Leader 1 time
    • o   Table Leader 1 time
    • o   Assistant Lay Director 4 times
    • o   Assistant Flight Director 2 times
    • o   4 Talks

South East

Bill Fish

Personal: 

  • ·         Lives in Lake Village

Church Work:

  • ·         Pastor at Lakeside UMC

Emmaus Experience:

  • ·         Pilgrim Walk: 70
  • ·         Chrysalis Flight: N/A
  • ·         Lay Director:  N/A
  • ·         Flight Director: N/A
  • ·         Positions Served on Walk/Chrysalis
    • o   Assistant Spiritual Director
    • o   Spiritual Director
    • o   # Talks
  • ·         NOA’s Community Spiritual Director

Other outside Christian serving

  • ·         Near the Cross community
  • ·         Near the Cross Community Spiritual Director
  • ·         Positions Served on Walks at Near the Cross Community
    • o   Assistant Spiritual Director
    • o   Spiritual Director


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