Darrell and Lowana Dunckel – June 2021
We have been a part of Church of the Open Door for over 40 years. Our involvement over the years includes many areas: Children’s Ministry, Adult Bible classes, Community (Life) Group leaders, teachers, and administrator at Open Door Christian schools, serving on the Church Board. Our most recent area of ministry is Guest Services, which entails greeting, seating, and talking to people as they arrive for church. We recently told others, “This greeting and loving on people is so enjoyable – wish we would have done it a long time ago!
Being a part of a ministry is so important for serving, connecting with other believers, showing the love of Jesus, and growth as a follower of Christ.
Don’t wait as long as we did to try something you’ve always wanted to do! Just jump in and be apart!’
“It’s not often that you get to serve at one church most of your lifetime. It is my privilege to interview a couple who has been doing just that. After retiring from Open Door Christian Schools in May 2021, they will be moving onto a new location to be close to their adult children and granddaughter. It has been a joy to serve with them in various capacities. As they leave this church and go where God has called them, I ask them to share a little about their ministry among us in hopes that it will be a special encouragement and inspiration to all of us. Thank you for giving your time, talents, and treasure to this local body of Christ, Darrell and Lowana. We are forever changed by your influence, enthusiasm, and leadership.”
– Andrea Mindling, Dir of Connections – Elyria