Thursday, December 17, 2015

Exciting News!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and it’s an exciting time at PCC!  There’s a new service time at our Riverside Campus; the Midlothian Campus is busting at the seams; the Powhatan Campus is getting a jolt of energy with new staff. 

I am excited to announce that, beginning January 1, our Powhatan Campus will have a new Student Coordinator, Josh Malave.  Josh is from Louisville, KY, and while he’s a new face to our Powhatan Campus, he’s not new to PCC.  Last year Josh did an internship as a Chaplain Assistant at Fork Union Military Academy, just minutes away from our Riverside Campus, where he got involved singing with our band. 

When we started looking for who the next leader of our student ministry at Powhatan would be, we looked within PCC first, as we often do.  We had already identified Josh as a potential leader, and after much prayer and several interviews, we felt led to invite Josh to join our team.

Josh feels called to ministry and is currently a student at Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond.  Like me, he was very involved in leadership at his Baptist Campus Ministry (BCM) in college.  He graduated from Western Kentucky University, where he ministered in positions from Outreach Coordinator to Campus Pastor Intern. 

Josh is a self-proclaimed Outgoing Introvert with high energy and excitement for students.  He will be the energizer bunny you want in events and experiences, but is also the relational type who likes one-on-one time and cares about building strong relationships with those around him.  Josh loves Jesus and student ministry, but there are other things that he loves as well.  You will often find him itching to be outdoors.  Josh enjoys playing sports, going to music events, taking day trips to explore new places, and doing what he calls “coffee shopping,” which is just hanging out at a coffee shop.

"I genuinely look forward to having the opportunity to meet you in person, and am excited about leading the group effort in ministering to our students at PCC's Powhatan Campus.  Please feel free to stop by my office at any time, or contact me for any reason (josh.malave@pccwired.net).  I will frequently be available to meet and enjoy life together.  Is it Jan 1st yet? I’m ready to get started!"

PCC, as you have been a safe, nurturing place for me to grow up and into my role as a pastor, I hope and trust you will offer Josh the same grace, trust, support, and encouragement!  Please begin praying for him as he gears up for a great year with PCC Students and consider joining him for a cup of coffee! 

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