'Tis the Season for giving thanks, and here at the MDC program we have much to be thankful for: two new staff members joined our small team in November. Serving each of you has always been at the top of our list and we hope to do an even better job of that with the addition of our new team members. It’s a pleasure to introduce Cynthia Dampier and Sarah Peniston, and I invite you to read on so that you can get better acquainted with them and hear about the unique set of gifts they bring to the table.
Sarah Peniston, our new Communications Coordinator, comes to us as the former Communications Director for the Synod of Alaska-Northwest where she served from 2007-2012. In addition to her part-time hours at MDC, she does freelance work building websites for churches and non-profits, and creating technical illustrations. Earlier in her career, Sarah communicated in a more technical fashion as a Technical Writer at Microsoft.
No stranger to the Presbyterian Church, Sarah is the daughter of a Presbyterian Minister who served congregations in the state of Oregon for over 60 years. An elder in the Presbyterian Church, Sarah attends Cottage Lake Presbyterian Church in Woodinville, WA.
Sarah lives in Bothell and has two daughters, ages 18 and 15. When not working and being a mom, Sarah plays the bassoon and is very active in three community orchestras in Seattle.
We are blessed to have Sarah on board and we look forward to new ideas on how this ministry can grow into the future.