We are very excited to welcome Jessica Hoover to our team!  Jessica has graciously agreed to serve as our volunteer Communications Manager.  She will use her skills, education, and experience to oversee the effectiveness of our ministry communications.  I have asked Jessica to tell you a little about her life, her experiences, and a little about what you can expect to see from her in the coming days.

Thank you for your continued prayers and support of His ministry here at the King’s Daughters.  Take it away Jessica!

Sheryl Dorsey
President

Hi, I’m Jessica Hoover and I couldn’t be more thrilled to be joining the team here at The King’s Daughters Ministry!  A couple of things to know about me; I’m passionate about God’s work in the lives of women and I love to write. That is why I jumped at the chance to be a part of the work going on here at KDM as a volunteer Communications Manager. 

My husband and I are transplants to Stanley having moved here only two months ago for a job opportunity. We recently moved back from serving as missionaries in Liberia, West Africa.  Prior to living in Liberia we enjoyed our mountain life in Asheville, NC where I earned a degree in Women’s Studies from UNC Asheville. I developed a passion for working with women in crisis while volunteering at Asheville Pregnancy Support Services as a client advocate. This led me to become a certified birth doula so that I could assist women through the delivery of their children. My experiences serving young women through a crisis pregnancy center have shaped my belief that our God can redeem any life from the darkest of pits. I’ve seen it happen right before my eyes and I’m so blessed to have been a small part of God’s restorative work in many women’s lives. I’ve been amazed to see how God has used my meager skills to love women in so many different walks of life- both here in the U.S. and around the globe.

My husband and I had always felt a strong call to the mission field and truly desired to go overseas to share the Gospel and our gifts to serve the “least of these”.  Our time in Liberia gave us a huge opportunity to be a part of God’s work on a global scale. I served as a maternal health specialist working with rural women to improve their chances of a healthy pregnancy and birth as well as a healthy start for their children. Little did we know that our time in West Africa would bring us our own “crisis” pregnancy!  I became pregnant in April of this year and had a bit of a rough start prompting us to return to the U.S. to plant roots for our new family. God has covered us in abundant grace and I’m so happy to report that the bulk of this pregnancy has been happy and healthy for both me and baby! We are anxiously awaiting the arrival of our first child (a little King’s Daughter) somewhere around Christmas Eve of this year!

My own life as well as the lives of so many women that I have worked with have offered me a treasury of experiences to share. Woven throughout all these experiences has been a desire to tell the stories of the women that I have served. These stories are really God’s story- and He truly is an expert storyteller! That is why I jumped at the opportunity to be a part of KDM. God is only in the beginning stages of writing KDM’s story, but I hope that as He writes this story I can help you, the reader, get a glimpse of this story as it unfolds. Throughout the coming months you can expect to see blog posts that focus on issues that touch at the heart of what KDM is all about. We want you to be able connect what is going on in your world to the practical ministry that will be a part of the everyday here at The King’s Daughters Ministry.

If you have any suggestions, questions or comments please email them to me at jessica@kdmoline.org and stay plugged into what is going on via Facebook, the blog and the website.