Every other Friday we take a moment to introduce you to someone in our community who serves in one or more of Watershed's many volunteer areas: GreenHouse/Shed StudentsSunday TeamsCatapultBloc Leading, etc. The featured volunteer will then select someone he/she would like to see highlighted next.

This week, meet Gwen!

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GWEN SAUNDERS

Volunteer Area(s): 

I currently play in the band. In the past, I’ve co-led a Her: Grow Bloc and served as a reading buddy at Shamrock Gardens.

Why did you choose to volunteer in your area? 

Music is how I best process and connect, and the worship is what really drew me to Watershed when I first visited – almost seven years ago! It is a blast to play alongside such a talented and authentic group of people.

I was part of a Her: Grow Bloc for a few years before serving as a Bloc Leader. I experienced firsthand how transformative it can be to have a safe place to connect with other women beyond the surface, and I wanted to share that.

As for being a reading buddy, kids are just fun! Being around them reminds you what's important in life.

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What has been one of your favorite moments as a volunteer? 

Getting to be a part of something bigger than myself.

If you could use only one word to describe our Watershed community, what would it be? 

Gracious.

Describe your perfect day in Charlotte: 

A fall day, when the weather is perfect for a run around the booty loop! 

 

NEXT I'D LIKE WATERSHED TO FEATURE TED ROSENAU BECAUSE... (1) HE IS KNOWN TO WORK RADIOHEAD LEADS INTO WORSHIP SONGS AND (2) HE LITERALLY VOLUNTEERS FOR EVERYTHING!