Time to Celebrate Our Volunteers!!

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This week, Begin Anew of Middle TN celebrated some of our incredible volunteers at the Mary Catherine Strobel Award Luncheon! The room was filled with people who work and volunteer at local non-profits throughout Nashville. Truly, the room seemed to pulse with the energy of a people who truly care for this city. What an inspiring place to be!

Let me introduce you to some of our inspiring volunteers:

Linda Jones and Danni Hughes represented the group from Covenant Baptist Church. This amazing group has been serving meals about once a month to our Nashville site students for 3 years. This church provides Christmas presents for the students and snacks and juice boxes for the childcare program. Several of the ladies from Covenant Baptist are also serving as prayer partners or tutors on a weekly basis. We are absolutely blessed by them!

Another one of our amazing volunteers, Casey Enright, is the founder and director of The Word Wagon. The Word Wagon is a literacy organization dedicated to promoting childhood literacy by providing reading opportunities and reading materials for children who lack access to books. Casey brings The Word Wagon to our Begin Anew childcare program once a month and the kids love it! The kids jump for joy knowing that she is coming! She reads stories to groups and one-on-one with the students. Every time she comes, she sends each child home with a bundle of books. 

It was such a joy to celebrate some of the most selfless, compassionate, and loyal volunteers we are blessed to have on our team at the Mary Catherine Strobel Award Luncheon!



Students serving Our Students

Earlier this month, volunteers from Bethel's student ministry joined us at the Williamson County site to help us get organized and stay ready for students! From cleaning children's toys in preparation for sick season to writing notes of encouragement to our students, these young volunteers demonstrated sweet servants' hearts as they worked behind the scenes to serve our students. 

We absolutely love having high school volunteers join us! Are you or do you know a student who would benefit from serving? How about sharing the Gospel with children? Well, we have a perfect opportunity! Come join us by serving in childcare. Students not only get the opportunity to learn from and serve people, but they will get to take part in the great commission on a weekly basis. To join us, please fill out the volunteer application above under the "Get Involved" tab or email volunteer@beginanew.org

Thanks, Bethel, for showing students that volunteering can begin at any age! Your kindness will impact the lives of many students to come!



We are pleased to introduce two new members to our Ministry team! 

  Bryan Williams

Bryan Williams

Bryan Williams is our new Williamson Men’s Program Director.  Bryan has a BA in Student Ministry from Charleston Southern University.  He has previous experience with Begin Anew as a Childcare Coordinator for our Williamson Site.   Bryan saw first-hand what God is doing in the lives of our students and their families through Begin Anew.  He is just as excited as we are to have him back with the team!

  Ashley Leftwich

Ashley Leftwich

Accepting the challenge of Advancement Director is Ashley Leftwich.  Ashley is a proven champion in the non-profit world.  She has propelled the initiatives of several area non-profits such as the Williamson County Cultural Arts Commission, Williamson County Library & Friends of the Library, Habitat for Humanity, Williamson County Fair, and MidSouth Ballet Company.  She has her MBA and BBA in Marketing from MTSU.  We feel fortunate to have her take charge of Begin Anew’s progress and advancement.