It’s been a 10-month journey for us at New Song Church to find a Director of Student ministries. We’ve been incredibly picky, mostly patient, and praying fervently for God to bring the right person to our team. Finally, we are so excited to announce our new Director of Student Ministries, Jonathan LeMaire!
Pictured here is Jonathan, Katie, Anna, and Baby #2 on the way. Please join us in welcoming the LeMaire family, and in praying for them as they finish a season of ministry in Alexandria, Virginia, then transition to New Bern in late July, hopefully in time for ROCK CAMP 2014 (but that all depends upon when Baby #2 decides to arrive). Let’s also be in prayer as they enter these final weeks of pregnancy. Let’s pray that their son will “grow as Jesus did, in wisdom, and in stature, and in favor with God and man.” (Luke 2:52).
We met the LeMaire family back in May and right off the bat we knew that God was doing something special in our midst. We immediately felt like we’d known each other forever! They are fun, passionate, engaging, and loving. They share our ministry DNA, embody the New Song core values of Real, Relevant, and Reaching, and they are all about helping students connect to God through a relationship with Jesus. We had a great visit with them back in June, and really had fun spending last weekend with them and seeing them at Elevate.
Jonathan is a native of Eastern North Carolina. He grew up in Jacksonville, NC. He graduated from UNCW in 2007 with a B.A. Philosophy and Religion, and in 2012 he earned a Master of Arts, Discipleship Ministries, from Liberty Theological Seminary. He’s been serving in student ministry since 2003 in a wide range of areas such as preaching, teaching, leading worship, and using his gifts in story telling through video to help reach people for Christ. He and Katie met in 2004 at a camp in East Tennessee, and were married in October, 2005, on Wrightsville Beach, NC. Their daughter, Anna Grace is 2 years old and is looking forward to being a big sister to her baby brother sometime in August.
New Song Church, let’s show some love for the LeMaire family and be ready to give them a big Eastern North Carolina welcome! And be prepared to unload the moving truck, too! We’ll let you know.