Every church has so many behind-the-scenes things happening at any given time -- most of the time, no one even knows they're happening. Someone has to keep a handle on all the loose ends, and our church administrator is that person. God has gifted her to be multi-faceted in both skills and talents -- and her organization and follow through are second to none. She is in tune with the pulse and heartbeat of SpiritSong as an organism but never loses sight of the people, which are both Jesus' and our most beloved treasure.
Here's some words from Deacon Mal herself:
My name is Malvine Derrick. I have been a believer and follower of Christ since November of 1983. I have been with COHSSnj since its inception, and I am also Rev. Deanna’s sister. We began meeting in our childhood home that is located in Ortley Beach, NJ on Sundays and stayed faithful to the vision that God would continue to grow HIis church in NJ…. And He has.
After being obedient to God’s direction for my life, I took the next steps to become a part of the leadership at COHSSnj. During our Sunday service on December 4, 2011, I was installed as a Deacon of CHOSSnj and will continue to serve God and others as we grow and move out into the community. I am currently the church Administrator and hold the Trustee position of Secretary/Treasurer on the Board of Directors at our church.
I am also blessed to be a part of our church’s music ministry – and share my gifts on the guitar and bongos. God has called me to broaden out into our sign ministry and I am waiting on His timing to launch out with some expressive art worship.
I look forward to the days and work ahead of me with COHSSnj. I would also like to say that “thanks to our Pastor’s obedience to her calling and the vision God has placed on her heart, we are beginning to see God grow His church here on the Jersey Shore and I consider myself blessed to be a part of His work.”
In His Love & Laughter, Malvine Derrick