We thought so.
That’s why we’d like to introduce you to our “links” behind GroupLink as our staff profiles for this month . . .
Misti Mancini – Director of Assimilation
Jill Roberts – Director of Singles, and Men’s & Women’s Assimilation
Hometown: Atlanta (two miles from the current Buckhead Church building)
How many hours does it take to prepare for GroupLink?
Misti: We start planning for GroupLink eight weeks before the event, so approximately 272 hours.
What exactly do you do on Sundays and during the week?
Jill: I correspond regularly with group seekers and also have a great team of volunteers who do this throughout the year. It’s more than just “putting on GroupLink” twice a year. I love getting to exchange emails with people who are often new to Buckhead Church.
What do you do when it’s not “GroupLink” season?
Misti: In a way, it is always GroupLink season to me. When I’m not preparing for or wrapping up a GroupLink weekend, I’m working on ways to make the connection process better at Buckhead Church.
What are some things you do behind the scenes that our attendees may not realize?
Misti: I’m the staff member who monitors the Access Group online registration process. It’s so exciting to watch the groups fill up; some might say I am addicted. I’ve been known to sit on my couch at night in my PJs and continuously hit the refresh button on our online registration just to see if anyone new has joined a group. It’s SO FUN!
What did you do before coming on staff at Buckhead Church? Where did you go to school?
Jill: I went to Furman University, where I majored in harp performance (strange, but true). Before coming on staff, I taught Pre-First at Heritage Preparatory School and also taught private harp lessons until my husband and I had our daughter, Lindy.
What do you do for fun when you’re not at BC?
Jill: I love eating at fun restaurants in town, going to movies, watching football, keeping up with celebrity news, and most afternoons I can be found walking through our neighborhood with Lindy.
What’s the best part of your job?
Misti: I absolutely love helping people get connected into small groups. My husband, Dan, and I have been involved in small groups since 1995, and it has had such an impact on our relationship with Christ and with each other. It’s where we are known. This was a way of life for us as a married couple even before it was my job, and I love being a small part of helping others experience that.
Misti and Jill are ready and willing to help you go from a row to a circle here at Buckhead Church. Are you thinking about joining a group? Registration for Access Groups is now open. These groups meet for six to eight weeks and enable you to explore and discuss a specific topic in depth. This fall, groups will be meeting to discuss finances, marriage, and spiritual growth. For more information and to register, visit www.buckheadchurch.org/accessgroups.
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postedsep 26, 2011