“If God has called you to lead, let nothing stand in the way of the privilege you have to serve Him and to serve His people through applying the gift, the resources and the opportunity He has provided to you.” George Barna, Leaders on Leadership
Each LCC K-9 Ministry team has a leader who guides, motivates, encourages and manages the team. This leader is known as Top Dog.
Last week, ten individuals traveled to Lutheran Church Charities in Northbrook, Illinois for Top Dog Training to gain understanding of their role, the Comfort Dog Ministry and to equip them as leader of their LCC K-9 Comfort Dog team.
Ten people from seven states brought together by God to lead, arrived as strangers and left as family. Lutheran Church Charities is blessed to work with these leaders who are dedicated to the fulfilling the mission of “mercy, compassion, presence and proclamation of Jesus Christ to those who are suffering and in need”.
LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry is blessed to serve with these dedicated people who will lead their teams. They heard God’s call to serve and all said, “Here am I, send me.”
Carrie Broa- Bethany, Parma, OH
Danielle Hiller- Prince of Peace, Palatine, IL
Dave Hoppe- LHSHGW, Milwaukee, WI
Deb Steckler- Immanuel, St. Charles, MO
Jennifer Pollock- First Good Shepherd, Las Vegas, NV
Kelly Hardt- Immanuel, Washington ,MO
Laura Lewallen- St. Paul, Fort Worth, TX
LuAnn Kelly- St. Paul, Fort Worth, TX
Nancy Zappolo- Christ, Scituate, MA
Sue Piske- Immanuel, Belvidere, IL