Clive Citizen of the Year |
Julie has been involved with the Clive Festival Committee since 2003 as Committee Member managing marketing and outreach. This role expanded to volunteer management not long ago.
Julie is a Clive Lions Club member actively participating but not limited to picnic support for Opportunity on Deck, and the Holiday Food Basket Initiative.
She is also an engaged volunteer with CCS and serves on the board of directors. She volunteers every Monday afternoon/evening and spends a great deal of time on-boarding new recipients of the provided services.
She faithfully serves as Outreach Coordinator for Simple Church of West Des Moines. She is the greeting committee, food coordinator and part of the set-up/tear-down team.
She also served on a church mission trip to Velcome (sp), South Africa in 2007 ministering to young children who had been abandoned by their parents or had lost them due to the Aids epidemic. In addition to ministering to children, their primary mission was to construct an orphanage for these same children to keep them off the streets and provide foster parents.
She also served on a church mission trip to Honduras, Central America, Zambraneo, through the Love Without Boundaries mission organization in 2016 with her daughter Mackenzie. The primary mission was to minister to the poor and provide food and support to individuals and families through local churches.
Julie also served as a youth leader for the Ignight Youth Group/Assemblies of God, in Waukee from 2014-2015