Cecilia Barrentine has been on the staff of Bethany United Methodist Church since December 1997. Her job has evolved into leading and serving two ministry areas – she is the Director of Connections Ministry and the Director of Care Ministries. As Director of Connections Ministry , her primary responsibilities include facilitation of the “My Gifts and Passions Workshop”, serving Sundays in the Connection Corner as a Connection Consultant, overseeing the establishment and implementation of the annual all church service commitment plan, leading the Welcome Orientation class once a month, and supporting leadership in the Connection Celebration.
As Director of Care Ministries, she oversees and assists with facilitation of ReWyre: Rebuilding When Your Relationship Ends (our Divorce recovery workshop). She supports volunteers and leaders for the Save-a-Life team, the Special Needs Ministry team, the Primetimers (Older Adult Ministry), House of Friends, the Alzheimers Caregivers Support Group, the Job Seeker Support Group and Benevolence financial assistance. She serves with the pastors in providing care for the congregation and community.
Cecilia is married to Mel Barrentine and lives in Buda where both offer support to extended family and enjoy working on their 135 year old home. Her passions include reading and learning, walking in nature, collecting antiques, and time with friends and family.