Kim Pachko serves Eve Center as Associate Director. She’s been with us for five years!
What brought you to Eve Center?|
I went to counseling on and off while I was a stay at home mother for 25 years. When my last child was a senior in high school, I decided to go back to school to be a counselor. But when I graduated from college at the age of 45, I did not want to work! I did want to help women, but didn’t know what that would look like. A still, small voice kept telling me to go to the Eve Center website. When I did, I saw that the training to become a volunteer peer counselor started the very next week. I served in that role for the first year, then served in more administrative roles. I have been associate director for 2 years.
How has Eve Center changed your life?
I am doing what I wanted to do: serving and sharing my faith with women. I have a sisterhood of Christian women that encourage me every day. When I came to the Eve Center, I had NO desire to work, but God had a different plan. My job doesn’t feel like work, because I love it!
How have you seen God’s faithfulness lately in your own life?
I have seen his faithfulness several ways. I have seen answered prayers that I prayed for when my children were little. He is growing my faith as I learn to trust him and his plan for my life. I have Crohn’s disease and some days are very hard, but he is always there for me!
Tell us a little bit about your family.
I have been married for 30 years. I have four children, seven grandchildren under the age of 10, and another granddaughter due in May.
What always makes you smile?
I love to wake up at the beach, get a cup of coffee, sit on the balcony, talk with God and take in the beauty of his creation.