Sharon Sweeney

Director of Connections

Sharon wears her hometown, St Louis, MO, as a badge of honor - home of the Cardinals, The Hill, and Ted Drewes Frozen Custard. She moved to Springfield in June of 1995 with her husband and daughters, and started working at Springfield First one month later. Sharon has worked at Springfield First for 24 years, and feels lucky to have worked with all three "Rogers"! As the Director of Connections, Sharon greets new guests and helps place them and others into volunteer opportunities, classes, and small groups. Her experience at organizing and carrying out events with volunteers spans several years, and she annually leads 11 teams of more than 70 volunteers to host the Global Leadership Summit. She believes the best way to stay connected to a church is to form relationships. Over the past 24 years, Sharon has made several treasured friendships and relationships. She loves spending time with her husband Jim and their daughters - Shannon (married to Mike) and twins Sydney and Sierra, and with her new grandson Aiden. "Oh, and I love reality shows!"

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