Wendy has been on staff at Sugar Creek Presbyterian Church since August 2001, currently in the full-time position of Director of Family Ministry. Wendy’s responsibilities include faith formation for all children and youth, birth through the 12th grade. Her main responsibilities include administrating, recruiting and training volunteers for Growing Young Disciples; t.y.p. (Thursday Youth Program); Vacation Bible School; EPPIC (youth group) small groups, mission experiences and fellowship time; as well as inter-generational activities and special community programs that foster family faith formation. She also works directly with the parents at Sugar Creek guiding them in their family’s faith journey. Wendy has a passion for making Christ real to children and youth, helping them to discover their God-given talents and gifts and finding ways to encounter the God who loves them deeply.
Wendy’s other passion is her family, which includes her daughters Katie, Abbey and Sophie, and her husband, Jim Berkshire, a long-time faithful member of Sugar Creek!
Wendy graduated from Bowling Green State University in 1985 with a BA in Gerontology and a specialization in recreation programming. In her spare time she enjoys bird watching, hiking with Jim and their dog, and gardening.
Jessie was raised in Springboro, Ohio but has lived most of her life in Kentucky. She has worked as a secretary all her life for different organizations, one of which was at Centenary United Methodist Church in Lexington, Kentucky where she was secretary to five ministers. Some of her expertise includes newsletters, brochures, Excel spreadsheets, payroll, and Power Point presentations.
Jessie joined the Sugar Creek staff as administrative secretary in June of 2008. She enjoys, reading, sewing, quilting, knitting, crocheting, gardening and spending time with her family.