I am excited to announce that we have hired two women to lead the Redeemer Kids ministry. Nikki Reed will serve in the capacity of lead coordinator while Hidi Gardner will take the role of elementary coordinator. Whereas this has been one job in the past, we have decided to split the job into two in light of the recent, great growth of Redeemer Kids. Through this team approach we hope to ensure the continued excellent oversight of the many Redeemer Kids ministries, which has been very evident under Donna Harris’ leadership. As lead coordinator, Nikki Reed brings a wealth of experience as a former Redeemer nursery coordinator, Children’s Worship leader, and CT&T teacher as well an extensive background in the field of public relations. While Nikki will serve as the overall lead of Redeemer Kids, she will have direct oversight of the preschool CT&T classes, Children’s Worship, as well as administrative responsibilities.
Hidi Gardner, as elementary coordinator, offers many great gifts to Redeemer as well in terms of her ministry experience and aptitude. Having earned a master’sdegree in Children and Family Ministries, Hidi has served both as a children’s ministry staff worker at a previous church along with doing significant volunteer work in children’s ministry upon her arrival at Redeemer.
Please join with me in welcoming Nikki and Hidi to the Redeemer staff and praising God for his provision of two amazingly gifted Redeemer Kids coordinators. I am very thankful to be a part of this team that seeks to provide our church opportunities to minister to the next generation.
Todd Dawkins Director of Next Generation Ministries