Hi, my name is Michelle Hatfield and I am the new Director of Social Concerns Ministry. I am very excited to be a part of such an amazing parish community and look forward to serving with you as our paths cross.
I would like to take a moment to tell you a little bit about myself. On Oct. 28th I got married to my husband Jon and between the two of us we have four children. My daughter Kayleigh is 14, son Joel is 11, my stepson Ryan is 11, and my stepdaughter Kylie is 9. We stay very busy with our kids and enjoy doing fun things with them such as boating, fishing, sporting events, and mini vacations.
Currently, we live in the Forest Hills Central area, but I grew up and worked in the Northeast area. As a child I attended Blessed Sacrament School, played softball for St. Alphonsus, and graduated from Catholic Central High School. After high school, I went on to receive my associates degree from Grand Rapids Community College and a bachelors in Elementary Education from Grand Valley State University.
For nine years I worked for North End Community Ministry where I ran the NE Supper House, food pantry, and holiday basket programs. In addition, I also worked for Calvin College as a Community Health Worker working with the Calvin nursing students in the Creston/Belknap area. After I left NECM, I worked for The Salvation Army as a Utility Case Specialist working with low-income families needing help with their utility bills and providing case management.
I have a passion for people and community work and I know that this role is exactly what God has called me to do. I am excited for what’s in store and look forward to serving with you throughout the year. Please feel free to contact me if you would like to get plugged into the Social Concerns Department, have ideas or concerns, or would simply like to introduce yourself. My direct line is 913-4415 and my email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Blessings, Michelle Hatfield