Welcome to worship.

As most of you know, this week is one of our Family Worship weeks. Over the four weeks of August and the first week of September, adults and children worship together. It’s a wonderful opportunity to affirm our church family. Five members of my team are offering messages during these weeks. Thanks to Pastors Brandon and Paul D for teaching over the last two weekends. This weekend, August 19-20, Kay Gunderson is speaking; August 26-27, Scott Totten; and, September 2-3, Paul Moffett. Each week I want to take some time to tell you about our “guest” speaker.

Today, our Director of KM2, Kay Gunderson, is speaking. Kay has a passion to see the children of our community come to know and follow Jesus. Through continued involvement of children’s ministers in her life at Saddleback Church, Kay was able to grow in her faith from an early age. As a result, Kay feels a definite call to lead kids to discover who God is and then choose to live for Him.

Kay is an unusually gifted person. She is a loving and engaged introvert! She’s thoughtful, observant, and a good listener. If you’re looking for feedback about something you’re working on, she’ll definitely have something useful to add. Kay is unflappable and, when focused on a task, unstoppable. She is also wise beyond her years, creative, a learner, and possesses a strong and abiding faith.

Kay attended Pacific Lutheran University and Central Washington University, earning Bachelor’s Degrees in both Spanish and Elementary Education. She spent several years teaching in a Christian school before joining our staff here at Lighthouse. Kay is now working on a ministry-related Master’s Degree from Liberty University.

Kay has been married to her high school sweetheart, Austin, since 2013. With pleasure, I have observed their close and enduring marital partnership. As a couple, they love adventures of all kinds. Recently, a new adventure arrived—their little girl Marit!
I appreciate this godly woman. I know she’ll encourage your hearts this weekend.

Blessings! Pastor Art