Welcome Peter Rowe and Family

Peter Rowe and his family have been serving in Children's Ministry at Valley  Springs Church for over a decade. He began as a volunteer who got asked by the Children's Director to serve with 1st-3rd grade students. His role expanded to leading the Sunday morning "Kids Place" program for 1st-5th grades. He rewrote and improved the curriculum in his "free time" to make their program grow and expand in Bible study and spiritual development. He has served as the emcee for their Summer Fest program, that reaches nearly 400 1st-6th grade students in the Roseville and Sacramento area. He has also written skits to improve their midweek program to reach new kids through drama. 


Peter has worked within Parks and Rec organizations and at Intel for over 19 years as a Communications Manager, and has somehow found time to be a dad to a daughter and son. His wife, Christine, is musically gifted and has a heart for missions and reaching the community. She is always looking for ways to connect those in a community with the local church. His son, Peter, is graduated High School this year and his daughter, Sophia, will be a 10th grader in the upcoming

year.


We are extremely excited to introduce Peter as our new Children's Director. He joined our Arcade Student Life Ministries (SLM) team on July 15th. Keep your eyes open for he and his family as they make Arcade their new church family. 


I want to publicly thank our Children's Director Search Team who were willing to put time and energy into vetting over 12 applicants, almost 20 interviews, and countless phone conversations and prayers over the past 5 months. Arcade is blessed to have Megan Marcroft, Sally George, Dave Morford, and Victor Bruce as true servants. They went above and beyond to love our kids and Arcade Ministries. Thank you all... and your spouses!


So here we go! I can't wait to see how God uses SLM at Arcade to connect as many kids and families as possible to hear and see Jesus.


3 John 1:4.


Sincerely,

Matt Matzke

Student Life Pastor