As we posted earlier, long-time friend & employee, Fran Williamson, retired at the end of 2013. While we were sad to see her go, we’re thankful for the young woman who God brought to replace her.
We are so happy to introduce you to one of our newest staff members, Ashley Imes.
Ashley began working with Wildside Youth Ministries in December of 2013 as Fran was preparing for retirement. She has adapted quickly to the job and is excited about the various ways God is going to use her in this ministry.
Ashley is a graduate of Clear Spring High School and is currently a student at Frostburg State University at the University System of Maryland Hagerstown (USMH). She’s majoring in Psychology and is interested in working in Human Services in the future. She currently attends Lifehouse Church in Hagerstown.
Ashley has actually volunteered at The Hope Center in the past. She used to help prepare and serve the meal following the evening chapel services with the church she formerly attended.
Because of her experience volunteering, she had a desire to help more and was quick to talk to Adrian Black about any opportunities for employment at The Hope Center. When the position at Wildside opened up, she was ready and excited to join the team.
Her job at Wildside offers her a wide variety of activities. She helps set up for Wildside’s after-school events as well as helping to prepare for Sunday Night Wild each week. In addition to that, her duties include organizing and keeping the operation running efficiently, processing all the mailings to families and volunteers, and contacting parents, building a trusting relationship with them and notifying them about upcoming events.
Ashley is in a perfect spot to really have a chance to learn about the needs in our city while also helping to make a difference in the lives of kids and their families in Hagerstown.
She says, “I love working here. I love knowing that even the small things I do are helping to make a difference. I have a heart for this area and God is allowing me to see close up the great needs of the people we work with and how He is meeting those needs through this ministry.”
We are so happy to have Ashley join this ministry! We thank God that He provided such a wonderful, caring & compassionate woman to join Wildside Youth Ministries and help us work to reach Hagerstown for Christ.
We are excited to see how God will use her to impact lives for Him!
Please pray for Ashley as she begins her ministry at The Hope Center. And continue to pray for all of our dedicated staff. Our staff see the disastrous effects of sin and death each day. Working in this ministry can be greatly rewarding and also very discouraging. Knowing that friends in our community are praying for us and supporting us helps us continue to fight the good fight. We appreciate all your support and prayers!
If you are interested in volunteering with Wildside Youth or any of our other ministries, please call 301.739.1165 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You an also check out all of our various programs and become familiar with our ministry at www.hagerstownrescue.org.