Vicki Hoppenrath recently joined the volunteer staff at St. Paul’s Cathedral as our new Time & Talent Coordinator. Her ministry will be focused on helping people find ways to put their time and talents to work both here at St. Paul’s, in the community and the world.
Do you want to get connected to a ministry at the Cathedral? Are you a ministry leader looking for help? Have an idea for a new group or ministry you’d like to start? Contact Vicki at firstname.lastname@example.org or 619-298-7261 x349
Tell us a little about yourself?
I was born in Denver. I moved to CA in 1973. I have a sister and brother. I have two daughters. Jenni is an Optician and has a baby girl, named Macy, who is 20 months. Sara is an Immigration Attorney. They both live near us in San Diego. My husband, Dale, retired from Hewlett Packard. He is now a volunteer and on the Board of Uptown Faith CSS.
I have a Bachelors Degree in Social Work from Colorado State, an MA in Human Resource Management from Pepperdine, and a Teaching Credential from Sacramento State. I have worked in all the above fields.
What skills, gifts to do you bring to the position?
I have always worked with people, young and old. I held a position in Executive Search so I am experienced in matching people with their skills and experience.
Why did you say YES to this position?
What excites me about it? As a volunteer myself throughout the years, I know how rewarding it can be if you enjoy what you are doing. If it is not a good match, it’s not fun whether you are volunteering or being paid. It excites me to see the “matching” work.
What are you looking forward to most about this ministry?
Volunteering can be very rewarding. Often, when people are retired or out of work they become depressed or empty. Giving them something to do for someone else can turn those feelings around.
What are your biggest fears or challenges about the ministry?
The challenge will be making the right connections. When there is a need, I hope I will be able to find the right person for the job.
Tell us something unexpected…
Most people don’t know that I am a Certified Hypnotherapist. I am not a stage hypnotherapist although that might be fun!