Tuesday, October 24, 2006
The Standing Conference of the Canonical Orthodox Bishops in the Americas
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The Orthodox Christian Mission Center (OCMC) Welcomes a New “Kidd” in Town as Agape Canister & SAMP Coordinator
October 20, 2006
The Orthodox Christian Mission Center (OCMC), St. Augustine, FL - A little play on words, but the Orthodox Christian Mission Center welcomes our newest staff member, Kenneth D. Kidd as the new AGAPE / SAMP Program Coordinator. Having participated in the 2003 and 2004 Mission Teams to Alaska, Kenny was drawn to learn more about mission initiatives. When the opportunity to work for the Mission Center arose, it was an opportunity he could not pass up.
Kenny grew up in Charleston, West Virginia, and attended Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina where he obtained a Bachelor of Science in Geography as well as Community Planning. Kenny later completed his Master of Social Work Degree in 2002 and has since worked for Hospitality House of Asheville, a homeless crisis services provider in Asheville, North Carolina. As Assistant Director/Street Outreach Coordinator, his work included everything from street outreach and crisis intervention to program development and grant writing. His work in Asheville, required recognizing problems or gaps in social services, and then, encouraging change through team building and public education. He learned the importance of seeing each situation and individual as unique, without ever passing judgment. “I saw that it was important to see the divine spark within each person and situation,” Kenny stated.
With his leadership skills and compassion, Kenny will continue the successful philanthropic projects of AGAPE, and support Mission Priests around the world through the SAMP program. He is aware that each priest, church, and country has a unique set of circumstances. Kenny will assist the programs and individuals on a larger, global scale. He will network with people across the United States and assist priests and communities to become more involved in these worthy programs.
Kenny asks for your prayers as he begins this position. God grant him many years in His service at OCMC!
To learn more about the Agape or SAMP programs visit
our website at www.ocmc.org .
Contact Kenny at firstname.lastname@example.org or 877 GO-FORTH (463-6784) to become an Agape Partner or for more information about either program. Funds to help support the Agape Canister program or Support a Mission Priest (SAMP) can be sent to the Orthodox Christian Mission Center, designated for “Agape” or “SAMP” in the memo line, to P.O. Box 4319, St. Augustine, FL 32085-4319.