Visit Sunnyside’s website to find out more about their work and see how you can help as they serve residents of South Central Forsyth and Northern Davidson counties facing emergency situations caused by financial crises. You can read their report to the 2014 Synod here.
Meet Sunnyside’s New Director
We are pleased to announce the appointment of David Holston as Executive Director of Sunnyside Ministry, beginning in mid-June of 2015. David has over five years of experience creating, building, and overseeing crisis ministry programs. His has been employed at Rowan Helping Ministries in Salisbury as Director of Shelter Services as well as VA Case Manager, where his duties included staff supervision, grant writing, volunteer coordination, and community relations. David has a passion for crisis ministry and a particular understanding of working with special populations and those who are marginalized. David lives in Lexington and is a lifelong member of Home Moravian Church, where he teaches Sunday School and serves as an usher. The board and staff of Sunnyside Ministry welcome David and are eager to work with him in their mission to express the love of Christ by providing families short-term emergency assistance for life’s basic needs.
Tommy Cole To Retire
Tommy Cole, Director of Sunnyside Ministry since August of 2007, has requested and been given permission to retire from this appointment, effective June 30, 2015. During Tommy’s time as Director, Sunnyside Ministry has grown. Over 200 volunteers from 60 area churches provide nearly $2 million in crisis assistance, primarily for those on the south side of Winston-Salem, NC. In 2010 and 2011, the facilities were completely renovated to more effectively serve neighbors in need.
The Sunnyside Program Board and the Board of Cooperative Ministries will conduct a search process for a new director in the coming months. We give thanks to God for Tommy’s ministry, and invite your prayers for him, for his family, and for the staff, volunteers, and people served by Sunnyside. Read more about Tommy’s legacy in the March 2015 Moravian Magazine.
-The Rev. David Guthrie, Provincial Elders Conference