We are pleased to announce two new members of the OCW leadership team, who volunteered to help OCW serve its members.
Megan Parks, a 24-year-old from West Linn, will take over as newsletter editor from Julie McDonald Zander, who has served in the position for three years. Megan works as a department manager at a Portland grocery store but indulges her love for words in her free time. An avid reader, she graduated from George Fox University with a degree in writing and literature. She had three articles published by Christian News Northwest in 2008 and is working on a fiction manuscript. She also received her certificate in editing from University of Washington in 2010.
“Joining the OCW staff became an overwhelming answer to prayer,” Megan said. “God has been gracious in providing a chance to utilize my gifts in a way that will glorify Him and the work He is accomplishing.”
Karen Robbins and her husband, Lamont, moved to Vancouver, Washington, six years ago when they decided to retire. Retirement for Karen includes writing devotionals and articles, substitute teaching, and assisting OCW member Poppy Smith with her speaking and writing ministry. Karen, who has two grown sons and five grandchildren, has agreed to take over as OCW’s publicity director, a position that Nora Peacock recently filled.
We thank God for encouraging these women to step forward and offer their time and talents in OCW.