Meet the Team

Sarah Allison, Local Director

Sarah Allison, Local Director

Sarah Allison, Local Director Why Do You Feel Called to CEF? I trusted in Jesus as my Saviour at an early age. As a result, I truly believe I was saved from so much hardship, because the Lord was helping me throughout my younger years. I want this for all children, which is why I am passionate about "home missions" through CEF. What is Your Favorite Verse? Psalm 32:8 What is a Fun Fact about Myself? My husband and I teach self defense with police officers and college students.

Penny Miller, Office Manager

Penny Miller, Office Manager

Penny Miller, Office Manager Why Do You Feel Called to CEF? Children have always been apart of my heart. I am called to be in the background so others may be free to plant the seeds in children. We all have gifts and I believe we need to use our gifts, and this is my gift to give to the Lord. What is Your Favorite Verse? Philippians 4:13 What is a Fun Fact about Myself? I love snowmen, they give us joy and laughter. I also believe in a F(ully) R(ely) O(n) G(od).

Patti Geckler, Ministry Coordinator

Patti Geckler, Ministry Coordinator

Patti Geckler, Ministry Coordinator for Stark County Why Do You Feel Called to CEF? When I was a young woman, I learned the Gospel. I just wanted to tell it to other people because hell is such a terrible, terrible place. Children need to know the Good News. What is Your Favorite Verse? 1 Thessalonians 5:24 What is a Fun Fact about Myself? I love watching missionary documentaries, especially with my two grandsons.

Nadine Ames, Volunteer Supervisor

Nadine Ames, Volunteer Supervisor

Nadine Ames, Volunteer Supervisor Why Do You Feel Called to CEF? I enjoy using my God-given secretarial skills in a ministry that allows us to present the Gospel in our schools! God has allowed my schedule to have the time to be in the office doing things I enjoy! What is Your Favorite Verse? Matthew 6:33 What is a Fun Fact about Myself? I enjoy outside activities and making red raspberry jam!

Zoe Gingerich, Ministry Coordinator

Zoe Gingerich, Ministry Coordinator

Zoe Gingerich, Ministry Coordinator for Carroll County Why Do You Feel Called to CEF? I feel that God prepared me for this moment through the years of involvement as a Good News Club Team Leader. (Ephesians 2:10) What is Your Favorite Verse? John 15:4 What is a Fun Fact about Myself? I have been very excited to learn about keeping bees, and am a member of the Carroll County Bee Club.

Sheila Dallas, Banquet Coordinator

Sheila Dallas, Banquet Coordinator

Sheila Dallas, Banquet Coordinator Why Do You Feel Called to CEF? Years ago God called me to be a missionary for him. I have several ministries I serve in, and I am blessed to be able to continue to do so. Currently, I help coordinate the local banquets, and I endeavor to humbly bring glory to God. What is Your Favorite Verse? Jeremiah 29:11 What is a Fun Fact about Myself? I love calendars, planners, journals, anything paper-related. I also love Mondays because it feels like a fresh start.

Rachel Suntheimer, Ministry Coordinator Stark Co

Rachel Suntheimer, Ministry Coordinator Stark Co

Rachel Suntheimer, Ministry Coordinator Stark Co Why Do You Feel Called to CEF? I want my life to impact people, to make a difference, to point people to Christ. At 14 or 15, when CEF and Good News Clubs came into my life, right away I knew it was what I would spend my life for the children in Good News Clubs. What is Your Favorite Verse? Psalm 40:17 What is a Fun Fact about Myself? I love to garden, paint, and cook. I also have 8 siblings.

Rick Corder, IT Administrator

Rick Corder, IT Administrator

Rick Corder, IT Administrator Why Do I Feel Called to CEF? I love children and believe they are our greatest future resource and do not wish to miss the opportunity to bring Jesus into their lives. God has given me many gifts over time in my life and now I am privileged to share them with his willing servants, enabling them to further their serving the Lord. What is Your Favorite Verse? John 3:16 What is a Fun Fact about Myself? I enjoy my family second to God, and then dogs!

Mike Oldham, Champion Partnership Manager

Mike Oldham, Champion Partnership Manager

Mike Oldham, Champion Partnership Manager Why Do You Feel Called to Serve in CEF? After being involved with homeless and prison ministries, I've seen so many adults, who have suffered through troubled childhoods. The knowledge of God's saving grace was nowhere to be found. Good News Clubs provide an opportunity to stand in the gap and sow the seed! What is Your Favorite Verse? 1John 4:4 What is a Fun Fact about Myself? At 63, I'm close to having more replacement parts than original equipment.

Mary Sanders, Greeting Card Designer

Mary Sanders, Greeting Card Designer

Why Do You Feel Called to Serve in CEF? Developing our children to trust in God is SO important in our world today. I recognize how CEF helps accomplish this goal. What is Your Favorite Verse? 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 and Philipians 4:13 What is a Fun Fact about Myself? I love to share the talents that God has given me and, in hindsight, perhaps I should have been a teacher. This is evident in the joy I have received from sharing my card making interest with my granddaughter

Nicole Jones, Decorating Coordinator

Nicole Jones, Decorating Coordinator

Why Do You Feel Called to Serve in CEF? I attended CEF as a child. It was one of my favorite Programs growing up. This is an answer my 2 years of prayers to share my talents. What is Your Favorite Verse? Lamentations 3:21-26 What is a Fun Fact about Myself? I absolutely Love snow & the Beach!

Alexis Whitaker, Social Media Manager

Alexis Whitaker, Social Media Manager

Why Do You Feel Called to Serve in CEF? I have been looking for an organization to get involved with where I can use my social media abilities. CEF came to my church and specifically said they needed a social media manager. I felt called to get more info about it and here I am! What is Your Favorite Verse? Proverbs 31:22 What is a Fun Fact about Myself? I really love vintage clothing and items from the 60's & 70's (although I love all decades).

Mikayla Warner, CEF Intern

Mikayla Warner, CEF Intern

Mikayla Warner, CEF Intern Why Do You Feel Called to CEF? I have been doing CEF since 2015, and have loved every minute of it. In the past year I have gotten more involved and have fallen more in love. Then during the summer of 2021, God had really showed me that I love this and that he was calling me to go full time. What is Your Favorite Verse? Proverbs 31:30 What is a Fun Fact about Myself? I play about 10 different instruments.

Deborah Fetherston, Graphic Designer

Deborah Fetherston, Graphic Designer

Deborah Fetherston, Graphic Designer Why Do You Feel Called to CEF? Serving the Lord is one of my passions. He gives me purpose, fulfillment, and joy when I serve Him. I love using my graphic design abilities for this ministry. As an artist, I am thankful for the opportunities to create material to reach children for Christ. What is Your Favorite Verse? Proverbs 3:5-6 What is a Fun Fact about Myself? I'm pregnant with our first child.

Tammy Fullwiler, Chapter Prayer Coordinator

Tammy Fullwiler, Chapter Prayer Coordinator

Tammy Fullwiler, Chapter Prayer Coordinator Why Do You Feel Called to CEF? believe & know what God truly opened the door for me concerning this position. I had been praying specifically, asking the Lord to open a door of two different directions, & this is the position He chose of the two. Praise the Lord for answering prayer! What is Your Favorite Verse? Revelation 22:20 1 Samuel 12:23 What is a Fun Fact about Myself? I like to act like a kid, talk like a kid & get down on their level!

Summer Leadership Team

Summer Leadership Team

Summer Leadership Team, Steve Compston Pam Compston, Rachel Suntheimer, Benita Miller, Brenda Warner, Mikayla Warner Matthew 18:14 Even so it is not the will of your Father which is in heaven, that one of these little ones should perish.