For several years, West Side’s Family Ministry Team has dreamed of making a major move to better equip parents to be the primary spiritual leaders in their children’s lives. A few months ago we were extremely excited to announce that Sharon Lowen agreed to join our staff team as our Parent Resource Director. Obviously, Sharon has been a part of our church for quite a while, often serving in both high-level volunteer and interim staff roles. She’s now joining our team in a permanent capacity, working with our Family Ministry Team to empower parents with the best training and resources we can offer.
We’ve included some fun info about Sharon that you may not know below. In addition to checking that out, we’d love for you to like West Side Parents on Facebook to stay in the loop on all kinds of the great programs and resources we have for parents.
1. What were you doing before coming to work at WSCC?
I’ve been at WSCC for 14 years now! During this time I have served in interim positions in Children’s and Student Ministries. My main job has been raising my kids, though. I home schooled for 9 years. Before coming to Illinois, I have been: an Orthodontic Assistant, Church Secretary, Daycare Provider, Piano & Voice teacher, worked for an Educational Consulting Firm, and coordinated a MOPS program.
2. What are 3 things most people don’t know about you?
I studied piano for 11 years and voice for 3. Before deciding to go to Bible College, my goal was to go into music performance and I had a scholarship to Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA.
3. What was your very first paid job?
I gave historical tours of colonial homes in Bath, North Carolina. Bath…home of Blackbeard the Pirate, but I’m sure you know that already, right?
4. What do you love?
Any warm environment…I hate being cold.
5. Greatest fear?
Well, it used to be tornadoes until I moved to Illinois.
6. Most Recent Purchase?
Groceries… at Hyvee.
7. What does your ideal day entail?
Waking up to sunshine and warm temperatures, getting breakfast at a favorite place with my husband Eddie, and spending the whole day together.
8. Secret Ambition?
To be a doctor.
9. Favorite Scripture?
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. – 2 Corinthians 5:17 ESV
10. Favorite Quote?
“As you help others face their days, you put life into your own.” Max Lucado
11. Describe one of your proudest moments.
Reading my daughter’s graduation Right of Passage project for Pleasant Plains High School: her career goal was to grow up and become like me. You expect your 4 year old to say that, but not your teenager daughter.
12. What is the best way to contact you?
My West Side email… SharonL@wschurch.org.
Please help us welcome Sharon to the Family Ministry Team!