Rebecca Hamilton has served as our Executive Director at Key Ministry for the past 5+ years. She came to us with a background in non-profit fund development, having worked for Malachi House in Cleveland (a Christian organization providing home care to indigent people with terminal illnesses), Lawrence School (a private, non-profit school serving kids with learning differences) and the Red Cross. She earned her Master’s Degree in Public Administration from West Virginia University in 1990.
During Rebecca’s time with us, we’ve experienced radical growth in the breadth and depth of our ministry resources. She’s still found lots of time to earn her “stripes” in hands-on ministry. In her role with Key Ministry, she has worked on building a network of Christian churches to provide free, rolling respite care for children with disabilities. For the last two years, she’s served on the leadership team of the Breathe respite ministry at Fellowship Bible Church (her home church) in Chagrin Falls, Ohio. Breathe is the largest respite ministry in Key Ministry’s Northeast Ohio network, serving between 50-75 kids and their families in a typical month. Rebecca will be sharing from her experience in the leadership of a large and growing respite ministry in her Inclusion Fusion presentation Starting a Respite Outreach at Your Church.
Rebecca’s most impressive accomplishment is one she shares with her husband, Doug. They’ve done a great job raising two daughters (Tait and Abby) who’ve begun to use their gifts and talents to help build the Kingdom.
More than twenty leaders in children’s ministry and disability ministry are coming together on November 3rd-5th to put on a FREE Special Needs Ministry Web Summit to connect church staff, volunteers, family members and caregivers everywhere. That’s Inclusion Fusion, Key Ministry’s First Annual Special Needs Ministry Web Summit, featuring Keynote Speaker Chuck Swindoll. Register here for the Summit!