At the recent TKC members evening on 19 April we announced, with great excitement, that we have appointed Angie Bee as our new TKC Kids Coordinator.
We recognise that Angie is well known to many people in the church. However, for those that don't know Angie well, we thought it would be good to introduce her by asking her a few questions as she begins this new role.
Angie, tell us a little bit about your family and where you live.
Adrian and I have been blessed with three, fantastic children all of primary school age. They love coming along to church and are growing their own relationships with God. Between them, our children have a range of interests, from piano to guitar and chess to dancing. Since marrying 15 years ago, Adrian and I have lived in Burgess Hill and we absolutely love it!
How long have you been part of TKC?
I started coming to the church over twenty years ago, when it was called Burgess Hill Community Church. I love its vibrancy and also the authentic friendships we have within our church family. The vision of 'Loving God and Loving People' always gets me excited, especially as we practically demonstrate this to one another within the church and in our out-reach to the community.
What areas of church life have you been involved in?
As a teenager, one of the first areas I served in was Sunday morning crèche and from there I moved into helping with the primary-aged children. Adrian and I have been involved in Sunday Children's work throughout our marriage, taking small breaks when our own children were babies. In addition to TKC Kids, I have been running Noah's Ark Parent and Toddler Group and co-running Happy Faces Childminder and Toddler Group.
Where have you been working before this position?
Much of my time over the past few years has been spent raising our children, while volunteering at TKC. I have a primary school teaching background which took a pause during this time. In September 2014, I took on a cover-teaching role at a local primary school. Teaching most age groups throughout the school has been a great experience and a lot of fun.
What are your hopes and dreams for TKC Kids as you begin this new role?
My hope is that we will see children engaging with God as they take personal steps of faith and begin to grasp the hope and exciting future they can have in Him! I also hope the children will be able to develop their relationships with each other in the context of the church family. I am looking forward to getting alongside the amazing teams that serve our children and helping them to shape the fantastic work they are already doing!
Please pray for Angie and Adrian and the family as Angie begins this new role on Tuesday 5 May.