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Volunteer Tuesday #59: Rich Robles

Volunteer Tuesday #59: Rich Robles

Every other Tuesday, 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 Rich!

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RICH ROBLES

Volunteer Area(s): 

ONE bloc co-leader with my wife Jenny, train bloc leaders, part of the Lead Team.

Why did you choose to volunteer in your area(s)? 

We knew that leading a bloc would give us a chance to get to know other Watershed members and we also wanted to build deep relationships with others.

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

One night, we took some Roots bloc members to clean the playground at the Charlotte Bilingual Preschool. The staff got us all the necessary equipment - rakes, leaf blowers, brooms, bags, and….spot lights! We were doing this in the dark of night, but it turned out to be a fun night, and we got the entire playground to look like new!

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

Welcoming.

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Describe your perfect day in Charlotte: 

An early yoga session followed by a pancake breakfast with our girls, brunch at 7th Street Market, a soccer game in the afternoon, a walk at Freedom Park, and end the night with friends grilling and hanging out by the fire.

NEXT I'D LIKE WATERSHED TO FEATURE JUSTIN BURNETT because…

He’s just a goofy guy who makes little kids laugh!

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Volunteer Tuesday #58: Angela Bryan

Volunteer Tuesday #58: Angela Bryan

Every other Tuesday, 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 Angela!

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ANGELA BRYAN

Volunteer Area(s): 

GreenHouse

Why did you choose to volunteer in your area(s)? 

I love working with children and wanted to give back.

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

Seeing the children work together during Greenhouse - having fun while learning!

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

Community.

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Describe your perfect day in Charlotte: 

I love Freedom Park so it would have to involve spending time there with my sweet pup Maverick and husband, Nick!! I would then enjoy something yummy at Bakersfield & then hit up a brewery!

 

NEXT I'D LIKE WATERSHED TO FEATURE RICH ROBLES because…

Rich makes a difference in our Watershed community!

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Volunteer Tuesday #57: Nick Bryan

Volunteer Tuesday #57: Nick Bryan

Every other Tuesday, 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 Nick!

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NICK BRYAN

Volunteer Area(s): 

GreenHouse, Redwoods

Why did you choose to volunteer in your area(s)? 

My wife, Angela Bryan, and I wanted to take the next step in our commitment to the church by volunteering. We both love kids and are starting a family of our own so it made sense that Greenhouse was the area we chose to volunteer for.

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

Hearing the kids’ thoughtful answers and perspectives on the lessons make me extremely excited for the potential of the next generation to do BIG things!

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

Inclusive.

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Describe your perfect day in Charlotte: 

Breakfast and workout with my wife...or golf in the morning, heading to a brewery with our dog Maverick and Haberdish or Bakersfield Tacos (they have the best margarita in the city) for dinner.

 

NEXT I'D LIKE WATERSHED TO FEATURE ANGELA BRYAN because…

She has a heart of gold, an infectious personality and loves being a part of the Watershed community.

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Volunteer Tuesday #56: CHRISTINA SNETHEN

Volunteer Tuesday #56: CHRISTINA SNETHEN

Every other Tuesday, 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 Christina!

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CHRISTINA SNETHEN

Volunteer Area(s): 

Middle School Bloc, Greenhouse Summer Takeover

Why did you choose to volunteer in your area(s)? 

At my previous church, I was a youth group leader. When we moved and joined Watershed, there was something missing for me! It was the interaction with the youth. I knew I needed to get this piece of the church back in my life to feel complete and satisfied at Watershed. So as soon as the opportunity presented itself, I jumped on the volunteer train :)

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

One of my favorite moments as a volunteer was with our Middle School Bloc girls. I was still very new as a leader and we planned a night of ice cream and coffee with just the girls. It allowed me time to get to know some of the middle school girls before I dove in as a volunteer. It was awesome to see how independent the group was on their own interacting with one another and just hanging out and chatting at the coffee shop. They are a wonderful group of girls - super cool and extremely well behaved.

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

Homegrown = we do it our own way in the most organic way possible.

Describe your perfect day in Charlotte: Church at Watershed, brunch at Zada James outside, beers at Wooden Robot, and late afternoon River Jam at Whitewater Center.

NEXT I'D LIKE WATERSHED TO FEATURE…

Nick Bryan!

Volunteer Tuesday #55: CAS SNETHEN

Volunteer Tuesday #55: CAS SNETHEN

Every other Tuesday, 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 Cas!

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CAS SNETHEN

Volunteer Area(s): 

MSB and co-bloc leader with my wife and another couple of a relationality bloc.

Why did you choose to volunteer in your area(s)? 

My wife and I volunteered in the summer of 2018 and never looked back. Shortly after our summer stint we spoke with David about becoming MSB leaders. It has been a great pleasure working with each of our MSB kiddos.

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

One of my favorite moments was taking all of our students to the ice skating rink in Uptown this past winter. It was great seeing all of our kids in their element of just having fun, laughing, and taking some vicious but non-harmful spills on the ice. The way they handled themselves in public was truly a testament to the parents and "village" that raises each of our MSB students.

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

If I had to pick one word to describe our Watershed community, it would be "love.” No matter where you go in the community, there is a sense of love surrounding each encounter. Watershed has truly felt like a family.

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Describe your perfect day in Charlotte: My perfect day in Charlotte has changed A LOT since the birth of my daughter, Kennedy. What used to be heading to breweries, food truck Fridays, pool parties, and last minute hiking adventures is now filled with heading home after work to my wife and child and just spending quality time with each of them. Right now my perfect day is filled with family and friends and our new addition in the small moments of life.

NEXT I'D LIKE WATERSHED TO FEATURE CHRISTINA SNETHEN because…

she volunteers in the same capacity as myself and is such a blessing to my life and countless others.

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Volunteer Tuesday #54: Rob Bowers

Volunteer Tuesday #54: Rob Bowers

Every other Tuesday, 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 Rob!

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ROB BOWERS

Volunteer Area(s): 

Middle School bloc

Why did you choose to volunteer in your area(s)? 

I started because Matt said he thought I'd be a good fit. I have done a few trips working with kids in a village in Kenya. I thought he was crazy and that I wouldn't like American kids. Turns out our kids are just as awesome as African kids.

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

I can't narrow down one favorite moment. I love the honesty and the excitement of the kids in middle school. I remember those years being tough for me. They give some of the most unexpected and thoughtful, witty and empathetic contributions to conversations on a regular basis that helps me know the future is going to be ok with people like them living in it.

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

Refreshing.

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Describe your perfect day in Charlotte: 

Perfect day in Charlotte: sleep in, coffee at Amelie's, drive to my brother's uptown, pick him and his wife up, swing by and pick up my sister and her wife and my nieces, then caravan with some friends to the lake. Boat all day. Bonfire night. Good food. Good music. Chill vibes & lots of love.

 

NEXT I'D LIKE WATERSHED TO FEATURE CAS SNETHEN because…

he and his wife are rockstars in MSB with us.

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Volunteer Tuesday #53: Brittany Love

Volunteer Tuesday #53: Brittany Love

Every other Tuesday, 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 Brittany!

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BRITTANY LOVE

Volunteer Area(s): 

Shed Students/Middle School Bloc

Why did you choose to volunteer in your area(s)? 

I *chose* to volunteer for the GreenHouse summer takeover last year after going through Preface in the spring and wanting to get more plugged into our community. I was then very gently *asked* to work with middle schoolers instead by our youth pastor, David Roberts, when another person in the church suggested that my background as a high school teacher might make me a better fit with older students. It was a leap of faith, but I wouldn't change a thing.

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

A middle school student once described humanity as billions of little pieces of a broken cross, where no matter the size and shape, every person was needed and had a place, and we could never be complete without including everyone. That hit my soul deeply, and I definitely gained a much greater respect and appreciation for students in general, especially the middle school age range that I had previously been hesitant to work with.

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

Hopeful.

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Describe your perfect day in Charlotte: 

I'd grab a triple shot almond milk latte from Smelly Cat or Central Coffee Co., walk or light rail over to Discovery Place with a friend or my nephew, wander a bit and check out the newest IMAX, then meet up with friends somewhere for dinner and a drink. I'd happily end my night with one scoop at Two Scoops.

 

NEXT I'D LIKE WATERSHED TO FEATURE ROB BOWERS because…

he's been a total rockstar wrangling the middle school boys, which is the under-18 demographic I am most terrified of. He manages to make all conversations inclusive and relatable, and he very positively navigates the students around some tough topics and into a much deeper discussion than they might have on their own.

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Volunteer Tuesday #52: JOHNY WALKER

Volunteer Tuesday #52: JOHNY WALKER

Every other Tuesday, 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 Johny!

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JOHNY WALKER

Volunteer Area(s): 

Production (video and media) and promo video recording/editing.

Why did you choose to volunteer in your area(s)? 

I chose these areas because I have gained a basic skill set in these areas in the past and I wanted to use them to help out because I know how many people and how much work it takes to make a service run!

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

Laughing with others about the minor hiccups or unplanned moments that might sometimes occur during services.

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

Sincere. 

Describe your perfect day in Charlotte: 

Any day when it's not 90+ degrees with 100% humidity!

 

NEXT I'D LIKE WATERSHED TO FEATURE…

Allen Wallace because he's the coolest and he'll probably give some great answers to these questions.

Volunteer Tuesday #51: TINA SAGISI

Volunteer Tuesday #51: TINA SAGISI

Every other Tuesday, 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 Tina!

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TINA SAGISI

Volunteer Area(s): 

GreenHouse and miscellaneous general whatever. I have been in the older GreenHouse, call them what you want-- club 46. Redwoods since there was a club 46....when Jyoti was that old. And Sulley took a dare with an Easter egg in his mouth. Burnt in my memory. I remember asking Keane what Jesus looked like after he rose again. Keane said a loaf of bread. Wow. Deep.

Why did you choose to volunteer in your area(s)? 

I chose to volunteer in Greenhouse because kids say and do the funniest things. Plus, I learn a lot about their parents, too. Plus, I like having variety.

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

Playing truth or dare with the pastors kids. Seeing kids who outgrow my class come back and visit.

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

OPEN-TO-CHANGE

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Describe your perfect day in Charlotte: 

With the sun shining, go to Uptown, ride the trolley and/or train, get off and on at every stop, go out to eat, take in a show with friends, go thrift store shopping, spend time with a person on the street,  do something at church, eat again. Go home. 

 

NEXT I'D LIKE WATERSHED TO FEATURE ADAM DESAUTELS BECAUSE…

I am certain he has something to say.

Volunteer Tuesday #49: KRISTY YETMAN

Volunteer Tuesday #49: KRISTY YETMAN

Every other Tuesday, 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 Kristy!

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KRISTY YETMAN

Volunteer Area(s): 

GreenHouse (sub)

Why did you choose to volunteer in your area(s)? 

I volunteered in Greenhouse for years, and now that I am no longer able to serve weekly, I still wanted to stay connected .

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

My favorite moment in Greenhouse was rocking a baby to sleep during the Christmas Eve service.

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

Connected.

Describe your perfect day in Charlotte: 

My perfect day in Charlotte is walking through uptown, eating ice cream, and smelling the tea olives in bloom.

 

NEXT I'D LIKE WATERSHED TO FEATURE…

Tilden Engle

Volunteer Tuesday #48: KYLE YANCEY

Volunteer Tuesday #48: KYLE YANCEY

Every other Tuesday, 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 Kyle!

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KYLE YANCEY

Volunteer Area(s): 

GreenHouse

Why did you choose to volunteer in your area(s)? 

We were looking for a way to give back. The Watershed community with our time and the kiddos were calling!

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

Watching Kassi lead the kids through meditation and yoga then seeing how calm and focused they become…for a few minutes, anyway.

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

Accepting

Describe your perfect day in Charlotte: 

Music, brews, anything outdoors, and mild sunny days.

 

NEXT I'D LIKE WATERSHED TO FEATURE…

Kristy Yetman

Volunteer Friday #47: DESMOND SMITH

Volunteer Friday #47: DESMOND SMITH

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 Desmond!

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DESMOND SMITH

Volunteer Area(s): 

Band, Production, Lead Team

Why did you choose to volunteer in your area(s)? 

I’ve always been a musician and the emotional impact of being able to create and share music in a corporate setting has always been really powerful for me. In both the band and the production team, I get to have a part in setting the ambiance, the feel, and the energy for the gatherings at Watershed. 

I’ve also been a Lead Team member since 2012. The Lead Team is a small group of volunteers that serve in an advisory role to Matt and Scott in making decisions regarding staffing, facilities, and the overall progress of the community. It functions a lot like a board of elders or deacons in other church settings. It’s a commitment that I take very seriously and I value the opportunity to represent the community in this way.

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

There have been a lot but most recently has been the long hours that it took to move into our  first home. It was amazing to see so many volunteers from so many different facets of Watershed coming together to pour our own spirit and energy into our new space. For me, it felt like it had a powerful impact on our sense of community.

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

Freeing

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Describe your perfect day in Charlotte: 

When I can’t get there in person, I need to start my day with some Enderly Coffee at home. There’d be some Mountain Biking in the morning, some exploring in the afternoon, and an evening with my wife, Kristy, at a brewery (or grabbing Fish and Chips at Workman’s Friend) to finish off the day. 

All in all, my perfect day would have to include Seth, people I love, some outside time, yoga, decent food, and maybe a dog.

 

NEXT I'D LIKE WATERSHED TO FEATURE KYLE YANCEY because…

Kyle Yancey because I’ve seen some of that dude’s dance moves and it would be a shame not to share it with everyone! Also, he’s a great guy.

Volunteer Friday #46: Ginnie Hinkle

Volunteer Friday #46: Ginnie Hinkle

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 Ginnie!

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GINNIE HINKLE

Volunteer Area(s): 

I volunteer in Green House (GH), the GH band, and I've been a part of Video Production for the Watershed Christmas series 2017 and 2018. I also just joined the Morning Production crew to help run sound, lights, and more during service.

Why did you choose to volunteer in your area(s)? 

I volunteered in GH because I grew up babysitting and love kiddos. The ability to mentor, ask a child how their day is, help them see their presence as important, or just giggle with a child is one of the most important things I feel like I can do. The opportunity to play music for GH was an offer I couldn't refuse. I love playing music and the combo of playing for kids makes for unforgettable sessions. I also have a passion for film production, so being able to create for a space I so deeply cherish has been a real honor.

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

I've enjoyed collaborating with the creatives at Watershed. Becky Santoro was the genius behind creating the GH band, which has been some of my favorite Sunday mornings at Watershed, especially when we would sing Shake It Off by Taylor Swift for the GH kids. And I've loved working with the amazingly talented Taryn Hofert and Austin Smith to create visual concepts to show for the Christmas series the last two years. I love getting to bring forth my passions such as kids, music, and video, and mesh it with my other passion of connectivity with people. It's great when a community celebrates everyones difference and talents, and allows them to bring anything to the table. I feel like Watershed provides a space where people at any age are able to bring their dreams and ideas forward. 

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

Bonding.

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Describe your perfect day in Charlotte: 

My perfect day in Charlotte. Hmm. It would definitely be a Sunday, my boyfriend, Seth, would have to be in town. We'd wake up, go to a Power Flow class at Yoga One, followed by a recharging breakfast of Rico's Acai Bowls (Rainbow Bowl with double Nutella is my go to.) Next, we'd hit the second service of Watershed, get some BOGO sushi at Akahana after service, and discuss the message we just heard over California rolls and Veggie rolls. After that, I'd love to go on a bike ride, long board, or walk around Freedom Park for a few hours (ask a friend to let us borrow a dog?) all the while trying to look as disgustingly cute and lovey as we can (because we're that couple.) To top the day off, I'd love to start a bonfire back at the house while the sun is going down, and enjoy the flames as the night rolls in. I'd definitely want a home cooked meal for dinner, probably opt for tofu tacos or a veggie burger with sweet potato fries. I could invite some friends over to hang, play some music, eat, drink, and talk. Or I could kick everyone out and just enjoy a movie night with Seth. If this perfect day happens to be anytime between April and May 2019, we'd probably be watching Game of Thrones.

All in all, my perfect day would have to include Seth, people I love, some outside time, yoga, decent food, and maybe a dog.

 

NEXT I'D LIKE WATERSHED TO FEATURE DESMOND SMITH because…

Over the last few years, he's been one of my favorite faces to see on a Sunday morning. And funny enough, he's always doing something different. Whether he's on stage slappin’ bass, in the back running sound, or greeting people, he always puts a smile on my face and has the best sense of humor. He's such an active and valuable person in the Watershed community, and I admire his ability to always make me feel seen.

Volunteer Friday #45

Volunteer Friday #45

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 Becca!

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BECCA WORTHINGTON

Volunteer Area(s): 

Greenhouse Willows Volunteer

Why did you choose to volunteer in your area(s)? 

Out of the most selfish motivation possible, I have always volunteered at the nursery in whatever church I've been a member of, because it's a scientific fact that kid cuddles are a cure for absolutely everything.

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

I usually volunteer with the Willows because PreK kids say the most wonderfully inappropriate things and make the weirdest and most disgusting food combinations with the play kitchen that I then get to fake-eat. But I actually think my favorite Greenhouse moment was one week when I was having a particularly rough personal time and felt I couldn't sit through the service, I walked tearfully into the back hallway on a day that I wasn't scheduled to serve and asked Becky, "Do you happen to need any extra help today?" She looked at me and touched my hand gently and said, "Do you need me to need extra help today?" I nodded yes, and she squeezed my hand and said, "I think we need extra help with the babies." I went gratefully into the baby room, and one of them began to cry from its seat, so I unbuckled him and picked him up and began singing softly to him and walking the room. He hushed almost instantly and fell asleep on my neck and slept there, breathing peacefully, for the entire service. It was literally the most healing thing I've ever experienced in my life.

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

Creative.

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Describe your perfect day in Charlotte: 

I have my literal dream job as the lead children's librarian at ImaginOn, so honestly, as dorky as this sounds, my perfect day would be spent at work. Preferably on a day when I have multiple programs, like baby storytime and family storytime. And a puppet show. And an elementary school program building fairy houses. And then I'd spend the afternoon on a mountaintop cliff, so close to the edge that my feet are dangling off, running lines for whatever play I'm lucky enough to be acting in at the moment. Aaaaand let's be honest, if it's a truly perfect day there will be burritos.

 

NEXT I'D LIKE WATERSHED TO FEATURE GINNIE HINKLE... because she's been in my Her: Grow bloc for years and has an incredibly talented creative mind (and awesome hair).

Volunteer Friday #44

Volunteer Friday #44

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 Cheryl!

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Cheryl Bohlin

Volunteer Area(s): 

I have volunteered and led in Greenhouse (mostly in Seedlings).  I've also tutored at both Byers and Shamrock Gardens for several years.

Why did you choose to volunteer in your area(s)? 

In both areas it is in part because I really enjoy kids!  Their wonder, excitement, and vantage is a wonderful juxtaposition to my work-a-day world in banking.

I chose to turor to help open up the world of reading.  A couple years in, though, I ended up with a scholar who had a greater need in math.  That was then my focus for a couple years.  As a math major and an analyst it has been fun to help kids see the "puzzle" in equations and to wrap thier heads around it all.Desire to be a positive impact, to be in relationship with people.

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

Last year, as we entered the Spring semester, my scholar had something click into place around 2nd grade math.  She quickly went from dreading it all to wanting to show off and work as many problems as she could.  Fantastic!

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

Acceptance.

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Describe your perfect day in Charlotte: 

Coffee and a morning chat with a friend, some time outdoors at Freedom park, a creative pursuit for a couple hours, and then a fire pit with friends.


NEXT I WOULD LIKE WATERSHED T0 NOMINATE JEREMY EDWARDS because of his natural ability to connect with people.

Volunteer Friday #43

Volunteer Friday #43

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 Clay!

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Clay Barlow

Volunteer Area(s): 

Bloc Co-Leader, Set-Up Team

Why did you choose to volunteer in your area(s)? 

Desire to be a positive impact, to be in relationship with people.

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

Hosting the social before the showing of The Heretic movie.

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

Acceptance.

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Describe your perfect day in Charlotte: 

A relaxing day spending time with my wife.


NEXT I WOULD LIKE WATERSHED T0 CHERYL BOHLIN because of her natural ability to connect with people.

Volunteer Friday #42

Volunteer Friday #42

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 John!

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John Nance

Volunteer Area(s): 

Cafe/Welcome

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Why did you choose to volunteer in your area(s)? 

This area allows me to meet and great as many people as possible on any given Sunday.

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

I value all of the smiles, hugs, handshakes, and greetings each Sunday.

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

Exemplary.

Describe your perfect day in Charlotte: 

A long run on the greenway followed by a great meal at one of Charlotte’s many great restaurants. 

NEXT I WOULD LIKE WATERSHED TO FEATURE CLAY BARLOW!

Volunteer Friday #41

Volunteer Friday #41

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 Tierra!

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Tierra Kirkland

Volunteer Area(s): 

GreenHouse

Why did you choose to volunteer in your area(s)? 

I was looking for a way to get involved in church, so my cousin Levon told me about GreenHouse and working with the kids, so I decided to volunteer!

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

Just seeing the kiddos have fun and grow individually.

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

Diverse!

Describe your perfect day in Charlotte: 

A perfect day for me in Charlotte is sitting on the porch with some beautiful weather enjoying the company of my awesome friends!!



NEXT I WOULD LIKE WATERSHED TO FEATURE JOHN NANCE BECAUSE HE’S AN AWESOME INDIVIDUAL!

Volunteer Friday #40

Volunteer Friday #40

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 Levon!

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Levon Edwards

Volunteer Area(s): 

Greenhouse

Why did you choose to volunteer in your area(s)? 

I chose to volunteer in Greenhouse because ilove working with children. I worked the field of education, and believed that God gave me that gift of being a great teacher for children and wanted to extend that beyond the traditional classroom. 

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

One of my favorite moments as a volunteer has been seeing the growth of the children we serve. Seeing the love and understanding they have for God. 

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

Love.

Describe your perfect day in Charlotte: 

My perfect day would be 70 degrees weather, walking or bike riding, lunch in the park. Enjoying life and enjoying time with love ones.

Next I would like Watershed to feature TIERRA KIRKLAND BECAUSE SHE IS A SELFLESS PERSON WHO GIVES TO THE WATERSHED COMMUNITY UNCONDITIONALLY.

Volunteer Friday #39

Volunteer Friday #39

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 Oliver!

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Oliver Manalac

Volunteer Area(s): 

Production Team, Kindred Bloc, Relationality Bloc (recently retired)

Why did you choose to volunteer in your area(s)? 

I've come to realize that in order to continue growing in my faith and spirituality, I needed to work on my "living in community with others".  Therefore, even though I am very much an introvert and an individualist (#4 in the Enneagram), I volunteer to get out of my comfort zone and, ultimately, deepen my relationship with God.

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

Seeing how Watershed community has reciprocated in kind, especially towards the Kindred Bloc. 

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

Unconditional.

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Describe your perfect day in Charlotte: 

Really just lounging and piddling around with my husband Mark.

Next I would like Watershed to feature Levon Edwards because in the time I've gotten to know him--particularly in the Kindred Bloc--he has continued to lean into the community and make a difference within it.