Ken (FS’ 11) and Melissa (’08) Davis
Ken and Melissa have both been appointed to Trinity Wesleyan Church in Sunbury, PA. Melissa will be the new Missions Pastor and Ken the Creative Arts and Outreach Pastor. Their starting date is this June 4. Ken will also be ordained this September, while Melissa hopes to be ordained some time next year. They are excited for the adventure God will bring with Trinity Wesleyan. Check out their church’s facebook page.
Brittany (’10) and Scott Trafton
Brittany Trafton, Kingswood’s VP for Enrolment and Communications, gave birth to a healthy baby boy Saturday, May 20 at 9:57pm. Caleb Scott weighed 8lbs. 2 oz. and is 21.2 inches long. Both Brittany and her husband Scott, Kingswood’s sound technician, are thrilled with the birth of their son.
As an intern in 2009, Christy served six months at Hephzibah Ministries (a Wesleyan ministry in Macon, GA that focuses on counseling and behavioral services, a group-home for teens/teen moms, a summer-day camp for community children, and other ministries). In 2012, she led the “Campus Life Program” for almost two years. She planned activities and outings for HCH children, teen, and mothers. Currently Christy serves as the Macon Mud Run Director. This past April, Hephzibah hosted their 5th annual run which offers 7k, 5k or 1k runs throughout the grounds of Hephzibah. With over 1200 participants, the Run has received lots of positive community feedback. Their next race takes place March 24th, 2018.
This May 4th, three staff members and alumni of Kingswood were recognized for their years of service here at Kingswood. L-R: Jo-ette Branscombe (’76) – 20 years of service; Eileen Gavel (’80) – 20 years of service; and Steve Elliott (’84) – 10 years of service.
Ben Last (’05)
Ben is the lead pastor at Southgate Community Church, located in Kemptville, ON. In six years, the church has grown from 158 to 510 in attendance. A number of people have come to faith. SCC is now constructing new facilities and are partnering with the Ottawa Senators to build a full-sized outdoor NHL rink on the church’s property. They are also about to launch their first multi-site campus.
SCC has built an outdoor skating rink and has such ministries as “Soul Runners,” a running club, and “Strollercize,” a walking club for mothers with babies. The church also established a wood-cutting ministry: a team who cuts and delivers firewood to families who cannot afford to heat their homes. They also assist widows and single mothers by helping them around their homes.