Meet The Leaders
Why I Serve a Leadership Role with Chicktime: Being in a leadership role in Chicktime Fort Worth allows me to be more involved with the community as well as those who serve. I believe I have been ‘called’ to serve so I wanted to be fully committed. The mission is all about Love and by Faith I know this is the right role for me.
My Passions and Gifts: I am passionate about children. My career of 30+ years has been in k12 education either in schools or educational publishing and nonprofits centered around children and adult literacy. All of these have had a community connection as well. My friends and collogues tell me I have an ability to excite people around a mission when I believe in it. By nature, I am outgoing and funny. I enjoy laughter as a best medicine. Fellowship particularly with women is huge to me. And if Chicktime allows me to use my passions and gifts to help others while encouraging me as well, then what a bonus.
Hobbies and Interests: I am all about family, friends and even my dog. Being a wife and mother and educator has been my life’s work. I am a daughter and a friend to people and animals, too. These are my greatest interest. Enjoying sports, books, or just laughing is made all the better while doing these things with the people I love.
Why I Serve a Leadership Role at Chicktime:
There is freedom waiting for you On the breezes of the sky,
And you ask, “What if I fall?”
Oh, but my darling,
What if you fly?
I am a 50-something empty nester, who left an abusive marriage several years ago. When I was struggling to regain a sense of myself, a good friend told me “Things might seem stormy now, but there will be blue skies ahead, and I can’t wait to see when that happens for you.” I realized I had a chance to create the type of life for myself that I had always wanted, and a big part of that was to serve others. I found Chicktime through Volunteer Match, and it seemed like a wonderful opportunity to give encouragement to women and children who have also gone through difficult circumstances. I quickly discovered that the more we pour into the lives of others, the more we all see our own blue skies.
My Passions and Gifts:I have taken the Spiritual Gifts test several times at church, and each time the result is the same – I am an encourager. Perhaps it is because I have seen beauty created from ashes in my own life, that I have a passion for helping others to see themselves as the amazing person God created them to be, and to point out strengths and gifts that they might not have recognized in themselves. I also have an insatiable curiosity and sense of adventure – I love to learn new skills, visit new places, try new activities, and meet new people. Danny Kaye once said, “Life is a great big canvas; throw all the paint you can at it.”
Hobbies and Interests: I most enjoy spending time with family and friends, especially my grown daughter and her family. Just ask me about my new grandson! Before covid, I was very active in my church, and I can’t wait to return to in-person worship. I like reading, cooking, photography, watching movies, playing games, going out to eat, and expressing my artistic side through a variety of crafts. I enjoy scouring thrift shops, flea markets, and garage sales to find a bit of junk that I can transform into treasure (ala Flea Market Flip). And I spend as much time as possible outdoors, camping, hiking, kayaking, and traveling whenever I can.
Volunteer Coordinator- Jana Hamilton