Welcome to Our New Staff!

Welcome to Our New Staff!

The Staff-Parish Relations Committee has hired two new staff members to serve in our Christian Formation and Education area. Shalon (rhymes with Allen) Reynolds will be our new Director of Christian Formation and Education. She will give oversight to the lifelong process of formation from birth to most senior adults. Shalon will give primary focus to our youth ministry but will also give oversight to children and adult small groups. Shalon has been a teacher and school administrator holding both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education. She is currently enrolled in Asbury Seminary, seeking to complete a Master of Divinity degree.

Also joining us will be Jena (pronounced like Gina) Barber. Jena has a wide range of experience in children’s ministry. She has written curriculum for the Arkansas Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church, developed and implemented new Sunday schools and classes, and lead training events for adult workers with children and youth. Jena also has a background in marketing and communications and teaches yoga.

Photograph of Shalon Reynolds (left) and Jena Barber (right)