This past Sunday, April 28, we introduced our new Kids Pastor, Cheyne Schuchardt (pronounced “Shane Shoe-Heart,” in case you were wondering). Join us in welcoming Cheyne on staff at Connect Christian Church! We are pumped to have him on board! His first official day will be May 12.
Cheyne is a 2012 graduate of Cincinnati Christian University. Originally from Indiana, some of his experiences in ministry include working with low-income children in downtown Cincinnati through the Salvation Army, helping lead outreach teams for CCU and participating in mission trips abroad. He is also fluent in Spanish. Muy bien! Cheyne is engaged to the wonderful Laura McDowell, and their wedding is set for September.
Connect’s leaders have spent the last three months getting to know Cheyne through multiple interviews, several references and observing him in action on Sundays with our kids. We can’t wait to see how God will use Cheyne to help us tell more and more kids about Jesus.
A special thanks goes to Tish Carwell for all her work over the last several months directing Connect Kids on a volunteer basis as well as her willingness to help Cheyne transition into this position. She is a rock star, and we are so thankful for her willingness to step up during this time!