Terry is passionate about engaging the Jackson community through God’s love, grace and mercy. Nothing brings more joy to his heart then to see the disinherited individual embraced and loved unconditionally.
Prior to his current position, Terry taught special education for 24 years at Jackson County Intermediate School District. Terry is a lifelong resident of Jackson. Terry received his Masters of Arts degree in Educational Psychology and a Bachelors of Arts degree in Elementary Education and Special Education from Michigan State University.
Fred Goff is the C.E.O. of The Art of Transition LLC, a wellness organization. He is also a Master Trainer for Love Thinks, a company that is dedicated to building and strengthening healthy, positive relationships for singles, couples and families.
He was employed by the Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC) for 37 years. During that time, Fred was a member of the Traumatic Incident Stress Management Team, appointed liaison between the Southeast Michigan Healthy Marriage Coalition and the MDOC, served as an on-site coordinator for the Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Program (a modified therapeutic community), selected as a member of the Director’s Children and Families Committee, and a facilitator for the Institute of Healing of Racism workshops. He earned a B.A from MSU majoring in psychology.
David's Promise Director
Rebekah is the director of David’s Promise, CMJC’s ministry for families with special needs. Her heart and passion are fueled by the desire to see individuals with special needs accepted, supported, appreciated and included in the greater Jackson County community. She has huge dreams for the David’s Promise ministry and as a part of CMJC continues to work toward new and innovative plans in the area of special needs ministry. She enjoys guest speaking to groups about Compassionate Ministries, David’s Promise and special needs advancement and advocacy.
Rebekah, graduated with a degree in Music Therapy (MT-BC) from Michigan State University. She spent 5 years as a therapist in New York at a residential facility for adults with special needs. After moving to Michigan in 2010, she began work as a music therapist at Michigan State University and with the Ionia Area Hospice. When the idea of David’s Promise became a reality, Rebekah accepted the position of Director and has been leading David’s Promise since it began.
David's Promise Activities Coordinator.
Sydney worked for 26 years as a teacher assistant with Jackson County Intermediate School District. In that time she was able to discover ways for individuals with varying abilities to work on projects and be successful. Over the years she worked with many wonderful students and their families. The conversations with parents and caregivers centered on what the future would hold for their child. A place like David's Promise is something families were hoping for….a place where everyone is valued and has purpose.
Sydney has a passion for allowing and encouraging every participant to engage in whatever the activity as independently as possible. Sydney wants to incorporate their natural caring spirit and create opportunities to bless others in our community
Prior to working at her current position as administrative assistant with CMJC, Lynne worked in the dental field for a number of years, as well as an administrative assistant for First Church of the Nazarene, in Jackson.
In addition to her position at CMJC, Lynne provides leadership for CMJC's Hospice Care Basket ministry, Clothing Outreach ministry, as well as the DHS Breakfast with Santa ministry. Lynne is passionate about making guests and everyone she meets to feel welcomed and loved. Lynne's prayer is to bring joy to others, and to be more like Christ each and every day!