Darlene is also a wonderful blessing to the Texas state ministry. Child Protection is an incredibly important area of our ministry, and all Ministry Team volunteers must go through a screening process. Darlene works with our volunteers, walking and directing them through this important process. In doing so she not only helps to protect children and volunteers, but offloads some of the work that our Missionaries would normally need to do, thus freeing them to do other important tasks. For a number of years Darlene worked as an Administrative Assistant in US Ministries at Awana HQ in Streamwood, IL. A few years ago she and her husband Bill "retired", but we continue to use her experience and expertise to screen our Texas volunteers.
Verse Psalm 32:8 "I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye.
Birthday: Feb. 6
Jan Rhinehart is our Texas Church Data Specialist. With churches often changing Pastors, Commanders, email addresses etc. it is important that we maintain an accurate data base. Jan keeps in contact with our churches and our Missionaries and works to keep our information updated. Jan and her husband Dan live in Austin, serve on the Texas Ministry Team, and have been involved in Awana for years. Their dedicated service to our state ministry is a real blessing both to our Missionaries and our churches.
Jan's favorite Bible verse is John 1:29b, "Behold the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world."