The SBW August Dinner Meeting was under the direction of the telephone Committee, Debbie Ulmer, chair. Her committee members are Linda Alcorn, Heather Burdick, Carol Sawyer, and Cindy Weaver.
The guest speaker was Jason McClain, pastor of Olive Branch Church, whose presentation was entertaining and informative. Jason joined the Navy at 16, but had to delay entry until he turned 17. He said that an alcoholic drug addict led him to Christ. He told his story with humor indicating that when he decided he didn’t want to work at a job, the Lord had reasons for making that very job the one where he would find employment. He said he never even liked the smell of wood and hated shop in school. Now, he owns his own business, Mayflower Cabinets.
Jason went to Colorado Springs to Bible College. Eventually, he became the pastor at Olive Branch Church. He is a mentor to individuals who are struggling to overcome addition. His philosophy is “What’s behind us is what we stand on. It is our foundation.”
President Michelle Sparks announced the career advancement committee has chosen three recipients for the 2015 scholarships. They will be announced at the September meeting.