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Interim Children's Ed Director Hired

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Grace Church’s Staff-Parish Relations Committee (SPRC) has hired Missy Hoekstra-Hecht to serve as the Interim Director of Children’s Ministry. A graduate of North Central College, Missy has previously served as a professional educator, and managed Women At Risk International’s WARChest Boutique in Naperville’s downtown. She has been a part of the Grace Church community for 27 years.

“Missy has a love for children and Grace Church, and will bring a fresh perspective to leading children in their faith,” Senior Pastor Cindy Marino said of the hiring.

Missy will serve in the position through the summer. She takes over for Margaret Harrison, who retires this month. The SPRC continues its search for a director of faith formation, who will be tasked with equipping and supporting Grace’s children, youth, and inter-generational ministries.

For more information on the hire and Grace’s goal of “establishing a world-class Sunday School program,” contact Pastor Cindy, Vision Team co-chair John Bodine, or SPRC Chair Robin Schmuckal