At Gateway, one of our values is serving. Randy and Kathy MacDonald serve as greeters at our CR9 campus and are happy to share with us what they enjoy about greeting.
How long have you attended Gateway?...been a volunteer in Gateway’s greeter ministry?
Attended for five years. Been a volunteer for four years.
In what capacity do you volunteer?
Coordinating Greeters, service projects with life group, VBS
Why did you initially volunteer to serve as a greeter?
Before moving to Findlay five years ago, we were part of the Greeter team at the church we attended in Defiance, Ohio. We heard there were openings for greeters and since we enjoy meeting and welcoming people, it was a good fit for us as a couple. First impressions are very important to people when they come into a church. We want to be part of the team that makes them feel like family the moment they walk in the door.
What do you enjoy most about serving?
We always receive back more than we put into it. We’ve been blessed by wonderful friendships with people we’ve met or served alongside.
What do you enjoy doing when you are not serving at Gateway?
We enjoy spending time with our family, attending sporting events, and traveling. Randy loves hunting, fishing, golfing and being outdoors. In addition to loving her role as a daycare provider during the school year for her grandson, Carter McKibben, Kathy is active in Bible Study Fellowship, Reaching Women, and volunteers at the hospital gift shop.
What would you say to someone who has been feeling a tug to serve, but who hasn’t taken the plunge yet?
Find an area of servant ministry that sounds like it fits your personality, gifts and/or talents. Ask what the task entails. Shadow someone who is currently serving in that ministry.