April 19, 2019 | News
We are pleased to announce the hiring of Mahlon Hight as our Coordinator for Congregational Care and Senior Adult Ministry. She will begin work on Monday, May 13. A lifelong Methodist, Mahlon comes to us from the staff of Northaven United Methodist Church, where she has served as Minister of Congregational Life for five years.
“This position is a dream come true!” Mahlon says, about why our care position appealed to her. Her current role includes adult education and membership, in addition to pastoral care, so she welcomes the chance to go more deeply into the important area of care, especially to and for senior adults. “I have found that a lot of my focus has been on how to best address this important demographic in a way that continues their growth in faith, and honors who they are as individuals,”
When asked who or what has inspired her call to serve in this way, Mahlon shared, “I think my family is one of the biggest inspirations. My parents and my in-laws are all the same age, born within a few months of each other. Within the last 9 years I have had the privilege of walking alongside my parents as we moved through my dad's cancer diagnosis and death, my father-in-law's Alzheimer’s, which ultimately resulted in his death, my mother's memory decline, and move across the country, and the creative and indomitable spirit of my mother-in-law who continues to amaze and inspire me (she accompanied me on a Guatemalan mission trip a year ago at age 84). All four of these important people have shown me just 4 facets of the aging process - all extremely different, all need or needed different things from their communities of faith and all four enrich my life in ongoing ways.”
Mahlon holds a Master of Church Ministries from Perkins School of Theology at SMU and is a certified Spiritual Director. A native of Dallas, she and her husband are residents of Lake Highlands.
We look forward to her arrival and the gifts she bring to our ministry.