06.07.20 | Scattered Series

Suffering for the Gospel

Noel Heikkinen

Peter 4:1 -11

Eric Thomas

Care Team

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What do you do here at Riv?

Director of Care.

What does it look like to be a director of care at Riv?

I have the opportunity to come alongside people who have a variety of questions and needs and point them to Christ and the resources we have both in our church and outside of it. I also have the honor of serving with others in our many care ministries who have a desire to help those in need.

What are some dreams you have within this role?

I want to see people equipped more and more to know how best to come alongside others with the Gospel, which will continue to cultivate a culture of care throughout the church.

How do you spend your free time?

I enjoy watching our sons run cross-country and track, which has encouraged me to get back into running.

Listening to any good podcasts?

The World and Everything In It.

What’s your favorite spot in Lansing?

I enjoy kayaking with my wife and friends on the Grand River and Red Cedar River.