Welcome to the Family, Jojo!

Let's welcome Jojo, our newest Intern from Concordia University Texas to theCross Mount Dora!

Jojo grew up in a town called Midlothian, Texas, located south of Dallas, with her mom, dad, and two sisters. After graduating high school, she still wasn’t quite sure what the next season looked like so she took a year to figure it out. The Lord led her to Concordia University Texas, where she pursued a degree in Religious Education. Over her three years there she found new passions, one including graphic design and communications. 

to get to know jojo a little better, we asked her some Super deep questions to find out who she really is!

1) How'd you get the name Jojo?

My real name is Samantha Jo, so when I was really little I was called Sammi and then Sammi Jo and then Sammi Jojo and I guess Jojo just stuck. Some call me Jo, some Sam and others Jojo. I am cool with all of it! 

2) What's your favorite sports team?

Only America’s Team, which is obviously the best. Go Cowboys!!

3) What are your favorite hobbies?

Trying out all the local coffee shops, reading, and shopping at Hobby Lobby, trying to make all my Pinterest dreams come true!

4) What's your favorite Disney movie and why?

Ugh, just choosing one is near impossible... but if I really have to, it would have to be Monsters Inc. I had the Mike Wazoski doll growing up and for Halloween I was Boo for like three years in High School.

5) What's your Enneagram?

I am a 2! My wings are pretty balanced. I stinkin' love the Enneagram and love talking about it, so if anyone wants to, I am all ears! 

6) What's been your favorite quarantine activity, and what will you do when we're free?

Journaling has really gotten me through quarantine and I have been working out (occasionally haha). But as soon as all this is over, I am headed to Hobby Lobby!!!

7) If you could be any kind of shoe, what would it be and why?

A pair of Vans. They are fashionable, yet SO functional. I can play soccer in them if I wanted but also they go with any outfit. It’s a win win. 

8) What are you most looking forward to in Florida?

I am looking forward to meeting so many new people and building new relationships with an awesome staff! I am pumped to get to do what I love while serving a great God! 

Let's all help to make Jojo feel welcome to her new church home! 

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Welcome to the Family, Sydney!

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Let's welcome Sydney, our newest Intern from Concordia University Texas to theCross Mount Dora!

Sydney grew up attending a small Lutheran Church in Dallas, Texas. The congregation helped grow her faith. Many members were important to her journey as a Christian from age zero to eighteen. Sydney felt called to do ministry her senior year of high school after many years of being involved in the church as a youth. She attended Concordia University Texas and was equipped to become a DCE (Director of Christian Education). She is most well known for laughing all the time at everything. Her interests include, but are not limited to, dancing, tacos, and Jesus!

We wanted to get to know Sydney a little better, so we asked her some hard-hitting questions to reveal the TRUTH about who she is!

1) Why are you a Cleveland Browns fan?

Because who doesn’t love Cleveland? (The real reason is because Colt McCoy played for them and I love the UT Longhorns.)

2) What's your favorite season?

The Summer, I am a big fan of heat.

3) What would you do in a hurricane?

Wear my rain boots. They are polka dotted.

4) What's your favorite Marvel movie and why?

Guardians of the Galaxy because of Groot, the soundtrack, and Star-Lord.

5) Who's your favorite Marvel character and why?

My favorite Marvel character is baby Groot because he is small but still helps save the day. I can relate to that.

6) What's your favorite food?

All forms of tacos. (breakfast, chicken, beef -  all the tacos)

7) What are you most looking forward to in Florida?

I am most excited to be a part of theCross family. I can’t wait to learn and grow as I serve alongside them. And Disney World!

Let's all help to make Sydney feel welcome to her new church home! 


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