Heather Fitzgerald: Administrative Director

As Restore Church continues to grow, we thank God for the ways that He has used our church to preach the gospel, make disciples, and reach our community. But as we’ve outgrown the living rooms that we were first meeting in, we also need to grow our capacity to meet the needs of our church. To help meet some of these needs, particularly in the area of administration, Heather Fitzgerald will be joining our team in a part-time role. We are grateful for Heather’s clear gifting, her experience at The Summit Church in North Carolina, and her deep love for the community. Aside from being a Penn State football fan, she is a perfect fit for our team and will be a “force multiplier” for us. God has been very kind to send Heather our way! For those of you who don’t know her, here is a quick introduction:

I moved from Durham, NC to Detroit a little over a year ago because I felt God leading me here to minister to women who are engaged in street-based prostitution. I had no idea what that meant a year ago, and let’s be honest, I’m still trying to figure out what that looks like! What I did know, however, was that I needed to find a church. I moved to Detroit on a Friday, found Restore that Sunday, visited a D group on Wednesday, and knew pretty much immediately that I had found my home at Restore Church.

I say “y’all.” A lot. I love North Carolina BBQ and BigTen football (preferably together). I also love seeing Jesus redeem and restore what is lost and broken. I spent a long time resisting the fact that “administration” is actually a spiritual gift and, even worse, that it is my spiritual gift. I wanted to be gifted in a way that was more, well…spiritual. Eventually I gave up fighting it and recognized that I could pout about not having the gift of miracles (because don’t we all wish we had that gift?!), or I could actually use the gift that God gave me to honor Him and to serve His church.

So that’s what I’ve been trying to do ever since. Prior to moving to Detroit, I spent 5 years working as part of the administrative team at my church in North Carolina, and I hope that experience will be valuable to our church family as I serve Restore in this role!

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