Mavis’ role at Waypoint FM Church is Small Groups and Connections Director. This has been her passion for many years, so she feels at home in this position. She totally identifies with Waypoint’s Statement, “AT WAYPOINT, WE CONNECT WITH PEOPLE, SERVING THEM WHERE THEY ARE, GIVING THEM HOPE THROUGH JESUS.” We have many wonderful people in our Church and community, wanting to connect with others and build relationships while they learn more about Jesus and the hope that he gives. There are also many hurting children, teens and adults who do not know which way to turn, and Mavis and our Church are trying to help meet these needs through programs such as Celebrate Recovery, Blessings in a Backpack, Renaissance High School, Oakland Hope and Disaster Relief (DRAW). Our small groups are encouraged to participate in these and other Endeavors around the world.
Mavis grew up in a parsonage family, accepted Christ at an early age, and has been involved in Church ministry since Junior High days. Of course, she has had many lessons to learn in her faith journey. She graduated from Greenville college with a BME Major and Psychology and Education Minor, and had a teaching career in Waterford, along with many years of giving piano lessons. She and her husband, Bob, raised three children who in turn, gave them 6 grandchildren who she enjoys spending time with.
Mavis has many interests and is game to try most anything from biking down a mountain in Alaska, fishing on a quiet lake, having lunch with a friend, baking, playing games, having a deep discussion, reading a book, hiking to see a waterfall, or visiting someone who is hurting.
Mavis feels like it is really a privilege to be part of a Church that reaches out to people locally, regionally, and globally, following the Acts 1:8 vision, with an end goal of introducing people of any age, to Christ and His forever love! Mavis wants to be sensitive to others’ needs and tries to be an encouragement to those she meets.