Romania Reborn is pleased to announce the addition of a new full-time staff member: Assistant Director Natalie Daratony. Natalie, who arrives this month, will assist Executive Director Christian Feavel in running the daily operations of the ministry.
“If God wants me to use the love He has poured into me to love Romanian orphans, then that is what I will do!” is Natalie’s heartbeat in joining the Romania Reborn staff team. She is full of excitement for each coming day as she learns and grows in this new opportunity. Natalie is a graduate of Liberty University and has a heart for the neglected and the outcast. Her passion to give a voice to the voiceless and a place of rest to the restless has led her to many ministry opportunities, both nationally and internationally. Her greatest endeavor in life is to learn to love the people around her with the richness of love God has given her.
As Natalie arrives, Christian is preparing to scale back to part-time hours in preparation for her upcoming wedding and married life. (She met her soon-to-be husband in Romania, and it’s quite a story. Look for more on this in an upcoming newsletter!) Despite Christian’s many imminent life changes, we’re thankful that she will be staying on part-time as Executive Director, lending her years of ministry expertise on both sides of the Atlantic.
“When Christian first arrived ten years ago, she built the infrastructure necessary to take us to the next level as an organization,” says RR president Jayme Metzgar. “She’s grown Romania Reborn to the place where we needed additional staff, and we can’t wait to see how God uses Natalie’s unique gifts to continue strengthening the ministry.”
One of Natalie’s first assignments will be to travel with Christian to Romania during the month of October. Please remember them in prayer, and be ready to hear more from Natalie in the coming months!