“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” - Romans 8:28
The staff and other leadership at Ascension are a tremendous blessing to me. There has been a lot of development in our formation offerings over the past two years as Sarah served as our Director of Christian formation. The formation committee and others recognized that asking one person to oversee formation for all ages was too much. We set about to find someone to help. Specifically, we began looking for someone who would serve as a "Youth Leader."
This week we welcomed a new staff member at Ascension. Jordan Hammons is known to many at Ascension already for his role and excellence as a soloist and member of the choir and was confirmed at Ascension in 2016. As we searched for someone to work with Sarah, Jordan emerged as a well qualified candidate. He will be taking the lead role in organizing and planning the activities and retreats for our Ascension youth. Sarah and Jordan will work together to develop a holistic approach to youth ministry at Ascension, empowering youth to grow as disciples of God.
Jordan completed graduate study at Southern Methodist University in 2017. He has experience working with youth through the Boy Scouts of America, serving for 4 years in summer camp administration, including 2 years as Camp Director at Camp Horne in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Over the past four years, Jordan has also worked as a private voice teacher working mainly with high school aged youth, and recently, began performing with The Dallas Opera's education outreach programs.
Please help us welcome Jordan to his new role here in our parish.