The following article is taken from the Safe Families for Children newsletter 8/19/15. It features our own Teri Altpeter. We are so blessed to have her on our team at Willow Creek!
Teri Altpeter is a SFFC Ministry Lead and a Volunteer Family Coach. Teri and her husband Tim, along with their son Zane and daughter Lia have also been a host family for 8 years. This family attends Willow Creek Huntley campus. Teri has been instrumental in assisting to build SF leadership teams at several of the Willow Creek campuses. She has been passionate about building community among the Safe Family volunteers.
As a Ministry Lead she has been able to network with families in our community and help match children to families that live close to each other so visitations between siblings can happen easily, organically. There is more joy in serving when serving together. Even if you can't host a child, there are so many different ways to serve by supporting a family that is able to.
Teri is currently mentoring a new Ministry Lead. A next step for Teri will be to become an Safe Family Advocate. This is a new role for volunteers who are interested in assisting an Area Coordinator in growing the Safe Family movement in the region where they live. We are so thankful for Teri, her expertise, and passion for seeing Safe Families spread in her community. It is exciting to think about the impact she will continue to have as a Safe Family Advocate.