Brian Schulenburg and Darrin Geier, pastors at Woodbury Community Church, made the trip.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Brian Schulenburg and Darrin Geier, pastors at Woodbury Community Church, visited Haiti the week after Thanksgiving. “I went to Haiti looking for ways our church could help and I was overwhelmed by what I saw and learned,” Schulenburg said. Since their return, the pair has been working to share their experiences with people, encourage them to give or go, and planning how to involve their congregation in helping build a brighter tomorrow for the Haitian people. Schulenburg and Geier were joined in Haiti by six other pastors from across the country as part of a Senior Pastor’s trip hosted by World Wide Village (WWV) of St. Paul. They visited a number of Haitian pastors as well as schools in Luly and Williamson. They also went to a children’s…
Woodbury resident Sara Lein is working to improve educational opportunities for youngsters in the Caribbean nation.
Sara Lein was once at a Bethel University conference with some of the youth at Woodbury Community Church. The speaker said: “Do something radical.” So Lein left herself a note: “Go to Haiti for a month.” She did, and is now involved with Kozefó, a nonprofit working to improve opportunities for education for young people in the Caribbean nation. Lein, joined by her daughter Breelynn, traveled to Haiti last summer, teaching English at the orphanage where her two adopted nephews are from. She went back in December 2011 and is planning an Aug. 18 5K benefit for Kozefó through Woodbury Community Church. Lein—who worked as teacher in the St. Paul school district for more than 20 years and now serves as special education resource coordinator—said…