Leadership Spotlight on…Chelsea Harbin
Chelsea is site manager at Eve Center’s central location. She’s been with us for three years!
What brought you to Eve Center?
I was seeking a career change, and I contacted the Eve Center to see if there were any available positions. There weren’t, but I still wanted to be part of the ministry. So I took Volunteer Peer Counselor Training, and then saw clients one on one at the West site. About a year later, in April 2016, I came on staff as a site manager. It has been truly amazing to see God work in His perfect timing and to now serve on staff at the Eve Center.
How has Eve Center changed your life?
The Eve Center has grown me in so many ways—spiritually, relationally and emotionally. My trust in God has been tried and tested during the years I’ve been at Eve Center. But with the support I’ve experienced here, I continue to choose to trust His plans over my own. The Eve Center has served as such an amazing community for me, too. Looking back, these last few years could have been really lonely. But the women of Eve Center continue to add so much richness and sisterhood to my life.
Tell us a little bit about your family.
My family is amazing and the very best (I may be biased, but it’s true!) I am married to my favorite man, Alex Harbin. We currently live in Oakley and are enjoying time together, just the two of us! When I married him, I was blessed with another family whom I cherish deeply… another set of parents, siblings, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews! My parents are super sweet and very dear to me, too! I have a younger sister who holds such a huge piece of my heart. And I’ve been blessed to have and be loved by so many wonderful grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Do you have any hidden talents?
I took Chinese as a language in preschool and still remember how to count to 10. Woohoo! Also, I used to play the violin. I’m not sure it should be considered a personal talent, but I can say that I’ve done it!
What always makes you smile?
Dogs and my husband’s jokes. I laugh at dogs doing just about anything.
How have you seen God’s faithfulness lately in your own life?
God loves me so much and knows me so well that He gives me tangible things that show his care for me. My marriage, the car I get to drive everyday given to us freely, being a part of the Eve Center as it grows and grows, the healing I get to witness firsthand … these are all things I get to experience regularly which not only grow my faith but are everyday reminders of how good and faithful our God is!