Volunteer Spotlight

Volunteer Spotlight Dustin Yonkovich

About Dustin

Dustin Yonkovich

is the Children’s Pastor at Lakeview Bible Church in Nampa. He has been heading up a Good News Club at Greenhurst Elementary for several years, and has established some good relationships within the schools and community. Here are two stories, that he recently said inspired him.

One of the most memorable stories from our club was from a little girl who attends regularly. I don’t believe her family attends a church, at least not regularly. One day she commented, “Good News Club is my church.” While I know our desire is that her family would get connected to a church, I’m grateful to see her feel a sense of community at GNC and have the opportunity to hear the word of the Lord.

The second happened outside of GNC at our church. I regularly try to connect families with our church. I have regularly invited our clubbers to church events over the past couple of years but never had any families take me up on the offer. I was quite pleased to see a few attend our Sports and Art Camp last June (our VBS equivalent). Then this fall, we had half a dozen show up at our Fall Festival with their parents. We’ve had one family come to church since starting our club, but that only for a couple of weeks. However, the positive is we’re slowly starting to engage families outside of our club meeting time.

Thanks, Dustin, for serving the Lord in this way!






Volunteer Spotlight KAREN HOFFMAN


Karen Hoffman

“I’ve been married for 36 years, and my husband was in the military for 32 of those years.   We moved on average every 2 – 3 years and during those many assignments I’ve taught at Christian Schools at many Children’s Church ministries and Vacation Bible Schools, however only recently (at a Mom’s In Prayer meeting) have I ever heard of The Good News Club or Child Evangelism Fellowship! I feel a strong calling to children’s ministry particularly because it was through many people who answered that same calling that I accepted Jesus as my personal Savior: the church bus ministry team that drove by my grandparents neighborhood where we lived and invited me to church, the Children’s Church teachers who taught me about Jesus and the lady who showed me verses in the Bible and helped me pray and invite Jesus into my heart as my personal Savior.  Although I don’t remember any of these people, I know they all played a part in my salvation!  I want more than anything to be a co-worker in God’s service!”  

1 Corinthians 3:6-9 

I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God has been making it grow. So neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow.  The one who plants and the one who waters have one purpose, and they will each be rewarded according to their own labor. For we are co-workers in God’s service; you are God’s field, God’s building.

Karen contacted me and was so excited to jump into this ministry. And jump in – she did! Karen serves as the main teacher and Coordinator for two brand-new clubs: Collister and Desert Sage Elementary! Her love for Jesus shines through her, and you can’t help but notice her passion and energy when you meet her. Please pray for Karen and for these two clubs, as they have had a “slow-start” with no children showing up. We thank the Lord for sending Karen to join us in this mission in the Treasure Valley!
– Angi Jamieson



Volunteer Spotlight BEN BROCK

About Ben

Ben Brock

Ben is sixteen years old, and lives in Star, along with his four siblings, and parents. Ben is home-schooled, and some of his favorite hobbies include playing the guitar, and cooking. He has been trained with CYIA® (Christian Youth in Action), through CEF®, and has served in a team for the last five years teaching in our 5-Day Club® every summer.

Ben has a heart for the Lord and is desiring to pursue a career in ministry in some way. The kids love Ben! He has been a Bible and Missions teacher in our 5-Day Clubs® and is also serving in the Good News Club® held on Thursdays, at Star Community Church. Ben’s heart for the Lord shows through in his quick response to help anyone in anyway he can. He always has a smile on his face, and serves with a true servant’s heart, and godly attitude. 

We are so grateful to have Ben on our team!  

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