Here at Family Promise we would like to give a BIG congrats to our June Volunteer of the Month Spotlight, Pedro Ojeda from the Mt. Ellis Seventh Day Adventist Church in Bozeman!
Pedro was nominated by Volunteer Coordinators Larry and Debbie King from Mt. Ellis. Debbie stated, “Larry and I nominate Pedro Ojeda because he is so willing to do the Sunday move for us if we are out of town. We can always depend on him and he has a terrific attitude about service.”
Larry King is our Sunday Coordinator who moves our families every Sunday from church to church. Pedro has been an incredible support to Larry when he is out of town or unavailable.
Pedro has been a valuable volunteer for Family Promise for nearly three years. We are lucky to have such a dedicated volunteer! Let’s take a moment and get to know June’s Volunteer of the Month a little better.
Pedro Ojeda, Substitute teacher.
How long have you been volunteering for Family Promise and how did you get involved?
I’ve been a volunteer for about three years. I got involved mostly because Larry is a good friend, and I like to help out whenever possible.
Why do you volunteer?
I believe in being of service whenever possible.
What is your favorite part of volunteering for Family Promise?
Meeting wonderful people who I am sure would return the favor if our roles were reversed.
Do you have any favorite memories from your time serving Family Promise?
Never knowing if Larry’s truck would start on cold Sunday mornings.
Do you belong to a congregation or are you an unaffiliated volunteer?
I belong to the Mount Ellis Academy Seventh-day Adventist Church.
Do you have any kids and/or pets?
I have two daughters. One is a senior in highschool, and the other just completed her first year of college. I have two German Shepherd dogs.
From looking at you, no one would guess that…..
I am Cuban.
Favorite place to eat:
The Naked Noodle.
What’s on your book shelf?
Tom Clancy and Louis L’Amour books.
Who’s your hero?
Anyone who gives of themselves selflessly even in the face of ridicule.
Congratulations to Pedro Ojeda for becoming our June Volunteer Spotlight of the Month! We are thankful for your time, energy and support dedicated to our homeless families with children.