Berrong named church liaison for HCM

May 19, 2014

The Haywood Christian Ministry board of directors has added a new position to the present staff. John Berrong has been selected to fill the position of church liaison.

Berrong has been employed by HCM since Jan. 1, 1998. He has served as assistant director, director, volunteer chairman of the board of directors and most recently as part-time assistant director.

As church liaison, Berrong’s duties will be to cultivate relationships with church leaders of Haywood County in order to increase awareness of and build interest in the work of Haywood Christian Ministry. He will consult with church leaders or their representatives about opportunities to become involved in the work of the ministry, will secure financial support from churches and religion organizations, secure goods and services to meet the needs of ministry clients, and recruit volunteers for the work of the ministry.

Berrong will also maintain a database of churches, church groups and organizations that support the ministry for the purpose of communication, speaking engagements and financial and in-kind support. He will be responsible for a monthly newsletter to keep church groups and organizations apprised of ministry services, special projects and changes to bylaws, policies and/or procedures that require church input.

He will serve as a representative at local church functions and participate in the promotion and development of Haywood Christian Ministry programs. Berrong’s primary responsibility will be to promote and fulfill the mission of Haywood Christian Ministry through the engagement of local churches and religious groups and organizations.

For more information about Haywood Christian Ministry, call 456-4838.