Nursery Lead and Youth Assistant (Kids Club Lead & Creativity Club)
Hope Schumacher has been on staff in the nursery in 2018 and is now leading our Wednesday night Kid’s Club. She has been one of our leaders in the Youth Group for the past two years and will be attending Northeast Iowa Community College this Fall in Peosta for Secondary Education. During the summers, Hope works as a Camp Counselor working with children of all ages and during the program year has been a Cafe volunteer for over the last five years.
Youth Assistant (Kids Club & Nursery)
Clare Szalkowski has been on the staff in the nursery on Sundays since 2019 and is now joining the staff team on Wednesdays as a Youth Assistant. She is the founder of Clare Cares, a nonprofit organization that builds friendships and makes the community a better place. Over the last three years, Clare has also volunteered with our community meal Cafe on a regular basis and assists in lining up volunteers to help serve our Cafe guests monthly. When not in school, Clare is a nanny and her happy place is on the water where you will find her on the wakeboard. She is a Junior at Dubuque Senior High.
Calla Blaine was raised in our church and is now a new Nursery Assistant. She attends Dubuque Senior High where she is active in the theater. Calla enjoys babysitting and spending time with children.
Belle Ketchum, our newest Nursery Assistant attends Washington Middle school. For the last four years, Belle has been volunteering on Thursdays at Cafe in the kitchen and as a Youth Cafe Committee Member assisting in preparing and serving our weekly meal and assisting our young guests with arts, crafts and games before the meal is served.