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Arika joined C1 as the Early Childhood Director in June, 2016. She graduated from Olivet Nazarene University in May with a Bachelor¹s of Science in Children¹s Ministry. She served on the Spiritual Life Council at Olivet as a leader of the pro-life ministry and was also in the Preaching Ambassador¹s program where she preached at several churches in the Olivet region.
Arika is engaged to Brendan Shea and plans to marry in May, 2017. In her spare time she enjoys running, planning her wedding and spending quality time with loved ones.
Arika¹s vision as the Early Childhood Pastor is to come alongside families to help encourage, empower and equip them to be the most effective spiritual nurturers of their children. She is a strong believer in intergenerational worship where all ages gather together to praise, serve and worship Him as one family of God.