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March 14th Luncheon

Speaker:
Becky Starmer

Topic:
"Questions for Improving Your Christian Walk"

Join us as Becky poses some questions for us to consider regarding "This Little Light of Mine". Daily questions you can ask yourself to grow your Chirstian walk and be a loving witness for Chirst. Come join us, you will surely find yourself encouraged to let your light shine!

Based on the foundational truths found in Matthew 5:14-16: "You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven."

About the Speaker
Becky is a life long Des Moines native who grew up on the north side of town. Her father owned a construction company but was also the associate pastor at the small Assembly of God Church the family attended. After high school she joined the Air Force as a vocalist and spent 4 years at Offutt AFB."Join the Air Force and see the mid-west", is her motto.

After the Air Force she returned to Des Moines and joined the Iowa Air National Guard where she worked as a substance abuse counselor as well as an advocate for sexual assault/harassment and investigator for discrimination complaints. While serving in the guard she attended DMACC and study substance abuse counseling and social work. She then transferred to Grand View College where she received her degree in secondary education, certified in speech, theatre and psychology. She also has 3 Community College of the Air Force Associates Degrees in Information Management, Human Services and Human Resource Management and is a graduate of the Senior Non Commissioned Officer Academy and The First Sergeant Academy.

She has worked as a choir/drama director at Fort Des Moines Open Bible and Director of Christian Education at Park Ave Presbyterian. She was employed with the Drama departments at Lincoln and Roosevelt High Schools. In 2004 she went from being a drill status guardsmen (weekend warrior) to work full time for the 132d Wing. She currently is the Branch Chief for the communications flight operations branch.

In addition to her job she continues to volunteer as an advocate for victims of sexual assault in the military. She also volunteers time with the base chaplain's corps. She has worked with the Adam C Medina Foundation since it's start in 2005.

This year holds new adventures as she will retire from the military! She and Russ, her husband of 26 years live on the south side of Des Moines and attend Grace Church on the East side. They have a blended family of 4 children, 2 boys and 2 girls, 1 son-in-law, 1 daughter-in-law, 6 grandchildren, and their beloved chocolate lab Riley. Two of her favorite scriptures are Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, and all are called according to his purpose. And Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Please join us, your heart is sure to be encouraged.


Luncheon Menu

Entree: Tortellini Soup
Bread: Italain Bread
Dessert: Bars and/or Cookies
Beverage: Coke, Diet Coke, and Water
   
Luncheon options:
Have us serve you lunch or bring your own lunch
(No Reservations Required)
 
Charge for Luncheon:
Free-will offering appreciated