Happy New Year to all our Briercrest family and friends. We are so thankful for each of you and wanted to share some exciting news from our Briercrest family here in Caronport. One of our newer staff members, Katelyn Dyck, is our advancement assistant and will be focusing her attention on connecting with alumni as the alumni coordinator.
Katelyn is tremendously gifted and we are thrilled that we have someone who is passionate about engaging our alumni family. Please join me in welcoming Katelyn to our Alumni and Advancement Office.
Marilyn Muller (Chief Advancement Officer)
Katelyn's message to alumni:
I want you to know that I have been praying for you and am so excited to have the opportunity to start reconnecting again. One of the things I enjoy most is engaging with people. But before I get the opportunity to hopefully meet some of you at our connection events, I will need your help. One important part of my position is collecting our alumni’s stories with the purpose of celebrating and sharing your faithful efforts.
I know you are out there doing great things to further the global mission of the Church by taking what you have learned and applying it beyond the classroom. But the hardest part is accessing those stories. I also want to encourage you that God uses His children in many ways and your story is just as important as the next person’s, even if you don’t think so. I want to share with intentionality to ensure our alum stories to get the traction they deserve, meaning at the right time they may be utilised on our website, social media, and at our connections events.
With our new Briercrest web sites, we also have a new area for alumni! We are working on alumni Facebook groups that are geographically based to allow for and create more local fellowship opportunities and connection. Stay tuned for more information.
All this being said, I would love it if you would share your experiences with me. What year did you graduate? What have you been up to? How has the Lord been working in your life? Or what are some of your favourite Briercrest memories? Feel free to give me a shout out on our Facebook page or at [email protected]. I would love to hear from you, Seriously, it would make my day!
Looking forward to hearing all your wonderful stories!
- Katelyn Dyck