Upward Volunteers

For the Upward program to be successful, it takes the help and dedication of many people working together.  We are always looking for more volunteers to help invest in our future…….the children!  If, you would  like more information about any of the below positions or learn how you can become involved in one of these areas, email Darin Parry.  He would be happy to supply you with that information and point you in the right direction.
 


Upward Director – The director is responsible for overseeing every aspect of the Upward program, ensuring that it operates smoothly.  

Upward Director:  Darin Parry
 


Cheer Coordinator – The person who leads this department is responsible for overseeing the operations within the cheerleading program, including recruitment of cheer coaches and supplying coaches with materials and training, if needed.  If you have a passion for this area and would like to either coach or assist a squad, contact either the Cheer Coordinator or the Upward Director.

Cheer Coordinator:  Lisa Plank


Basketball League Coach Commissioners – We have two basketball leagues:  Boys and Girls.  The Coach Commissioner is responsible for recruiting coaches within their league.  If you are interested in learning more about becoming a coach or assistant coach, contact either one of the Coach Commissioners or the Upward Director.

Boys & Girls League Coaches Commissioner:  Darin Parry
 


Referee Commissioner – This person is responsible for organizing, scheduling and training referees for the Saturday games.  For more information on how to become a referree, contact either the Referee Commissioner or the Upward Director.

Referee Commissioner:  


Prayer Commissioner – This person organizes the Prayer Warrior ministry, which includes recruiting people to commit to “The 100 Days of Prayer”.  They also also oversee any prayer events during the Upward season.  If you would be willing to commit to praying for this ministry, contact either the Prayer Commissioner or the Upward Director.

Prayer Commissioner:  Ken Mingledorff


Game Day Coordinator – The person in this position organizes all aspects of game day, including the recruitment of people to set up and tear down of the facilities.  We need people who are willing to give of their time in this capacity.  Contact either the Game Day Commissioner or the Upward Director for more information.

Game Day Coordinator 


Advertsing Commissioner – The person in charge of this area takes care of all advertising for the Upward program, which includes press releases, radio air time, the hanging of posters and the distribution of flyers, just to name a few.  If you would like to help out in this area, contact either the Advertising Commissioner or the Upward Director.

Advertising Commissioners: 


Devotion Commissioner – The person heading up this area is responsible for recruiting individuals to share a short 3-4 minute devotion or testimony during intermission on game days.  Sharing your testimony is an honor.  If you would like to share either a testimony or devotion, contact the Devotion Commissioner or the Upward Director.

Devotion Commissioner:  


Swish Cafe Coordinator – This person is responsible for organizing, recruiting for, and overseeing the snack bar area.  We are always in need of volunteers to run the snack bar and also in need of food donations.  If you would be willing to help out in any of those areas, contact either the Snack Bar Coordinator or the Upward Director.

Swish Cafe Coordinator – New Holland Church of the Nazarene:  Patti Martin
 


Equipment Commissioner – This person is responsible for making sure all equipment is in working order and that it is conveniently available to coaches and referees.  They are also responsible for recruiting the appropriate people to take care of any maintenance issues.  If this sounds like something you’d be willing to help with, contact either the Equipment Commissioner or the Upward Director.

Equipment Commissioner:  Bob Henderson


Week Night Gym Commissioners – Practice occur on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday nights.  The Gym Commissioners are in charge of making sure the gym is set up to team specifications for practice.  They are also responsible for tear down of the gym.  If you’d like to help, contact any of the Gym Commissioners or the Upward Director.

Monday Night Gym Commissioner: Darin Parry 
Tuesday Night Gym Commissioner: 
Thursday Night Gym Commissioner: Barney Fitzwater
Friday Night Gym Commissioner: Mark Rizzo


Technical Director – This person is responsible for providing technical assistance in the areas of sound and lighting.  They run a sophisticated lighting program from the computer and operate sound levels for the speakers, while also providing appropriate music in between games.  Are you technically minded?  If this sounds like fun, contact Galen Feveryear or the Upward Director.

Technical Director (Lights & Sound for Game Day): 


Picture Day Coordinator – This person is responsible for organizing and scheduling the events of team picture day.  If you’d like to help, contact either the Picture Day Coordinator or the Upward Director.

Picture Day Coordinator: Penny Feveryear


End-of-Season Celebration Coordinator – At the end of each season, we celebrate with a Closing Ceremony of sorts.  The Coordinator in this area is responsible for organizing the event and recruiting volunteers to help with the efforts.  If you’d like to help out, contact either the Celebration Coordinator or the Upward Director.

End-of-Season Celebration Coordinator: 


Follow-Up Commissioner – Duriing the Upward season, many people walk through our doors……..people who may not have a church home, people who don’t know the Lord.  It is the job of the Follow-Up Commissioner to touch base with these children and their families.  This is probably the single most important position of the entire program.  If we don’t touch lives for Christ, we’re not doing our job.  If you have a real heart for people and would lke to help out in this area, contact either the Follow-Up Commissioner or the Upward Director.

Follow-Up Commissioner:  Carisa Patton