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Kehilla’s New Office Administrator

We are pleased to announce that we have hired Dee Ward as our new Kehilla Office Administrator.  Dee‘s first day in the office will be Monday, January 30.  Please stop by to say hello (her bio is below).

We have also said goodbye and thanks to Christine Haider-Winnett, our temporary Office Assistant.  We wish Christine and her husband Alex many blessings as they expect their new child (due any day now!).

Because of the gap between Christine’s departure and Dee‘s arrival, we ask for your patience as we do our best to handle all of our administrative duties.

Hi, my name is Deirdra Ward but I prefer to be called “Dee.” I am a California native originally from Los Angeles. I moved to the Bay Area in 1996 and have called Oakland my home and the city where my husband, Bobby and son, Cota reside as well.
Most recently, I worked at Starr King School for the Ministry as the Office Manager and Coordinator of Academic Programs. Prior to that, my husband and I ran our own business for several years and I have also worked as a paralegal for the American Cancer Society. I am a member of First African Methodist Church in Oakland where I serve as a Steward and work with the Video Technology ministry.

Bobby and I are actively working towards getting Cota ready for college (summer 2018). I like to shop, I love Starbucks coffee, I like cooking and travelling with my family. I feel honored to work at Kehilla as I fully embrace my spiritual gift of helping others and this community will allow me to continue to walk in my gift, as it embodies the servitude of others.

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