For the past six years, Sandi Nicely has served as the Development Director for Streams of Hope. She spent her time raising the majority of the annual budget through building intentional relationships with individual and corporate donations and grants.
Prior to serving as a Development Director, Sandi spent years in education serving as an educator and administrator. She retired from Forest Hills Public Schools as Director of Youth Sports and Enrichment six years ago. She also has a Graduate degree in Biblical Studies from Reformed Bible College.
Sandi has always had a passion for all God’s children, especially when it comes to playing, creating, and imagining with her own grandchildren. She is excited to serve Bethel Community Education in this capacity and witness God work in mighty ways.
Elena comes to Bethel with years of experience working with kids of all ages at Camp Roger. She has spent the past six summers pouring God’s love into the hearts of kids as a camp counselor, head counselor, and most recently, the Summer Director. One of her greatest passions is sharing God’s deep love with everyone around her!
Elena graduated from Calvin University in 2019 with a degree in Therapeutic Recreation and Psychology. In the past few years, she has completed internships at several Rehab and Nursing Homes, Renew Therapeutic Riding Center, and worked in the Special Education Department at a local high school meeting the needs of various learners. In each of these experiences, Elena’s passion for loving and serving all of God’s children continued to grow deeper. She sees the immense value in supporting each student to grow in all areas. It is Elena’s desire to carry out Bethel’s vision to equip our learners to thrive as individuals created by God in order to develop their gifts and passions to become lifelong learners and disciples for His glory.
In Elena’s free time, you can find her rollerblading, running, hiking, hanging with friends and family, and coaching dive at Grand Rapids Christian High School.