It is with mixed emotions that Compact says goodbye to Richelle and Joel Wingo. Richelle and Joel began their ministry in March of 2011 as houseparents. Following two years of faithful service they transitioned to oversee the college program.
Later Joel became the inaugural Program Coordinator of the Transition Living Center and Richelle started her work as Administrative Assistant to the Executive Director, Jay Mooney.
What stands out to Richelle in her ministry while at Compact?
"Diving into the History of COMPACT was by far my favorite thing to work on. Learning the history of faith and how God provided over the years was incredible to see unfold. A close second would be getting to meet and work with all of the ministers, work teams, youth groups and volunteer groups that came from all over the country to spend their time, energy and talents at COMPACT."
It was in December of 2016 that God's call transitioned the Wingo's back home to Oklahoma. The opportunity to be close to family was one they simply could not pass up.
"It truly never felt like a job at COMPACT but more of a way of life. Getting the opportunity to invest in the lives of the kids we encountered as well as meeting all of the people along the way is something I will never forget!"
Jay Mooney, executive director of COMPACT said,
"Joel and Richelle Wingo faithfully served this ministry and its people for more than six years with Christ-like love. They tremendously changed lives for good - children, staff, and partners of this ministry. Richelle was an outstanding assistant to my office and so much more. We will truly miss the Wingo family. I am grateful to God for their tireless investment in this ministry, its people and its cause to redeem underdog kids and families. We treasure them as forever friends."
Be watching for April's eNews as we take a moment to introduce Jay's new Administrative Assistant, Jessie Bull.