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Debbie Shireman to serve as Interim Children’s Pastor

Northwooder Debbie Shireman has agreed to serve as part – time Interim Children’s Director beginning August 15. Debbie, and husband Brice, have been at Northwood since its launch and have served in a vari- ety of capacities in children’s ministry. In addition, Debbie has been a past member of Northwood’s Leadership Team and led the Meals Ministry.

Pastor Doten commented, “Debbie is an excellent fit for the interim leadership need Northwood has for children’s ministry. She has years of experience in our children’s ministry and also strong relationships with numerous parents and kids in the program. In addition, Debbie is a recognized spiritual leader at Northwood. The Leadership Team is thrilled Debbie is willing to serve as Interim Children’s Director while we search for a permanent director this fall. I encourage every Northwooder to pray for Debbie as she takes on the job responsibilities of lead- ing our children’s ministry. I also ask every Northwooder to consider what they can do to serve the children of Northwood. We want our children to know and experience God’s love for them and we want to give them our best effort, energy and resources.”

Debbie will begin her position August 15 which allows her to shadow current Children’s Pastor, Leslee Sherk, who is leaving her position August 31. A search team to find a permanent Children’s Director is being formed this summer and will begin meeting in the fall.

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