REEDLEY, Calif. -- West Coast Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) and the Mennonite Quilt Center are happy to announce Marci VanderGriend as the new co-manager for the Quilt Center, starting April 4 and based in Reedley, Calif.
VanderGriend has resided in Reedley for six years and is married Steve. They are parents of two children. She has worked as a public speaker for the National Fallen Fire Fighters Foundation for the last seven years.
In addition to her work as a public speaker, VanderGriend happily serves as a community volunteer. She served as a volunteer in the Nearly New Shop in Reedley for a couple of years and at the Pawsitive Connections in Kingsburg. Since last October, she has worked as an assistant to Janet Laemmlen, the current Quilt Center manager.
VanderGriend said she is excited about joining the Quilt Center team and looking forward to sharing ideas and learning from all the talented people who come in. “Making people aware of our little hidden gem is going to be fun!” stated VanderGriend. She described this new position as her dream job.
In her role, VanderGriend will oversee administrative aspects of the store, retail operations, volunteer coordination as well as marketing and promotion.
"We are excited to welcome Marci to our great team at the Mennonite Quilt Store. She brings creative ideas, strong people skills, and a vision to help us broaden the business of the Quilt Store." says Nate Yoder, West Coast MCC Executive Director.
West Coast MCC operates the Mennonite Quilt Center in Reedley. West Coast MCC is one of four regional MCC offices in the U.S. MCC works in about 60 countries in relief, development and peacebuilding in the name of Christ.
"This position is an investment in the work of MCC and in the people and community of Reedley." Yoder says