Responsibilities: Overseeing CPC's Elementary Children's Ministry, mentoring and discipling children, parents, & ministry volunteers
Family: Doug Hoard (husband), Sydney Wall (daughter) born 2001, Laura Hoard (step-daughter) born 1999, and Bailey Hoard (step-daughter) born 2004.
Hometown: Paintsville, KY
Education & Experience: B.A. in Middle Grades Education from Transylvania University (1995) and Masters in Elementary Guidance and Counseling from Eastern Kentucky University (1998). I have 17 years of experience teaching in both public and Christian schools.
What brought you to CPC: A door hanger… I had just moved to Richmond from Lexington and was looking for a new church and a fresh start. I attended the launch service and loved it. After moving back to Lexington a few years later and getting involved in the East Campus, I began teaching the preschool class on Sundays. In December of 2015 I felt called to spend more time at home with my teenaged daughters, which led me to leave my full-time teaching career. This decision was definitely a step of faith and Doug and I were not sure what God had in store for us. Very shortly after that decision was made, Tim Parsons, CPC’s Lead Pastor, approached me about coming on staff part-time as the Elementary Children’s Director. It immediately became very clear why God called me to leave a career that I loved! God has put me in different positions throughout my life to lead to this very moment, and I’m so grateful for this opportunity!
Favorite movies/TV shows: Movies: The Little Mermaid, The Notebook, Oliver, and Grease. TV shows: Fixer Upper, Property Brothers, Downton Abbey, The Voice, Mr. Selfridge, The Paradise, Sherlock, and The Walton’s
Favorite type of music or band: Contemporary Christian: Unspoken, Sidewalk Prophets, Lauren Daigle, MercyMe, Toby Mac, Casting Crowns (just to name a few). Traditional Hymns, Patsy Cline, Alison Krauss, Boyz II Men, Adele, REO Speedwagon, The Everly Brothers, Alabama, and The Statler Brothers.
Favorite book other than the Bible: The Best Yes by Lysa TerKeurst, Experiencing God by Henry Blackaby, The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton, and Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl.
Hobbies/interests: Interior decorating, antiques, real estate, HGTV and DIY types of things, crafting, gardening, traveling, touring historic places and historic homes.