Member Highlight: AJ Rivera
Andres (AJ) Rivera has a smile that resonates to all members of Willow Creek Church. He brings joy to everyone in our church, from first time members, to staff and elders.
AJ began attending Willow Creek Church while in high school, following a move from Puerto Rico. As a senior, AJ immediately got connected with the student ministry and our student director, Joe Lucero, who was brand new at the time. Church involvement and service are a part of AJ's make-up, as he and his family served a church in Puerto Rico when AJ was a child. Following high school, AJ desired to serve as an intern at Willow Creek Church, specifically focusing his energies on student ministry.
Over the past 2 years, AJ has thrived as a key leader in our student ministry, as he has spoken to students several times, helps coordinate the SWITCH Student Ministry events, and leads a student small group. Additionally, as a college student, AJ has a heart for other college students. He co-leads a college Bible study group at the church with fellow member, Claire Falcone.
AJ has a heart for hospitality and presentation! While going to school and pursuing a degree in hospitality management, AJ provides our church with these gifts by serving as the greeting team leader, as well as helping with some of our facilities coordination.
This young man, while only 20 years old, demonstrates wisdom, discernment, and passion for all that he does. Over our time together, AJ and I have had several heart-felt discussions on what it means to be a Christian, a man, a worker, a citizen, and a friend. I'm extremely proud of AJ and we look forward to seeing him continue to live out more and more of the way that God has created him to live.
Say hello and thank you to our beloved church member, AJ Rivera!