Methodists Name New Children’s Minister
Tori Nevens joins Laguna Beach United Methodist Church as its director of children and young adult activities, Rev. Mandy Sloan McDow announced.
She replaces Lauren Smith, who was accepted into the PhD program at UCLA, says a statement.
Nevens worked in the children’s and youth programs at La Habra United Methodist Church, her home church, for six years. Her responsibilities ranged from supervising a youth group of junior and senior high school students, to supervising a team of 60 youth and adults for a vacation Bible School that served more than 100 children each summer, the statement says.
“My plans for the young people at LBUM in the simplest terms is to create an environment where kids can have fun, feel safe, feel loved and most of all learn about the love of God and all that he has to offer,” Nevens said in a statement.
La Playa Center Begins New Year
La Playa Center, which runs free English-as-a-second language classes at the Boys and Girls Club of Laguna Beach, begins its 21st year with new leaders.
Under the new co-directorship of Bonnie Teder and Janet Waters, La Playa will offer three levels of ESL classes, plus programs on nutrition and parenting. Free childcare is provided for ESL students.
Classes run from 9:15 to 11 a.m. Monday through Thursday, and are open to all interested students regardless of native language.
For information on enrolling, or if you would like to be a volunteer teacher call (949) 715-2665.
Janet Waters, left, and Bonnie Teder serve as La Playa Center’s co-directors.