Ministry Positions with Special Hope Network︱Insights from our Team

Ministry Positions with SHN︱Insights from our Team

Below you’ll find a series of videos featuring four SHN team members who moved from America to join our Special Hope Network team in Zambia. They used their unique experiences and skillsets to serve in ministry positions, and had a team of donors, prayer warriors, and encouragers who supported them as they followed the Lord to Zambia.

Sarah received her Masters in Teaching and Bachelors in Cognitive Science from the University of Virginia, and taught special education in Charlottesville for two years before joining our SHN team. Sarah brings peace and calm wherever she goes and always partnered well with our Zambian teachers.

Alan received his Masters in Teaching and a Bachelor’s Degree in History from the University of Virginia. He also taught special education in Charlottesville before he and Sarah decided to move to Zambia. Alan’s straight-forward and clear communication, as well as his playful spirit, added refreshment to our team. Sarah and Alan joined the Special. Hope Network team in 2018 and moved back to the states in 2020.

Martha received her Masters in Teaching from the University of Mary Washington and joined our team as a Cooperating Teacher in 2017. She helped us improve our Community Care Center programs and always added joy to every room she entered. Martha served with Special Hope Network from 2017-2020.

Jessica is a graduate of the University of Northern Iowa in Communication Sciences and Disorders (B.A., 2015) and Speech-Language Pathology (M.A., 2017). Jessica joined the Special Hope Network team in 2018 as the lead Speech Language Pathologist, and currently runs the Therapy. Center where she serves a full caseload of students each week.

Each of these team members has impacted Special Hope Network in unique and beautiful ways. We hope you are inspired to take a bold leap of faith as you listen to what it was like for them to move to Zambia, arrive in Zambia, live in Zambia, and grow their network of supporters!

To watch the entire “Behind the Scenes” series, visit our youtube playlist here.

Staff Introduction + Preparing to move to Zambia

Sarah McLucas – Cooperating Teacher (2018-2020)

Alan McLucas – Cooperating Teacher (2018-2020)

Martha Fuechsel – Cooperating Teacher (2017-2020)

Jessica Cramer – Speech Language Pathologist, SLP-CCC (2018-present)

Arriving to Zambia

Sarah McLucas – Cooperating Teacher (2018-2020)

Alan McLucas – Cooperating Teacher (2018-2020)

Martha Fuechsel – Cooperating Teacher (2017-2020)

Jessica Cramer – Speech Language Pathologist, SLP-CCC (2018-present)

Living in Zambia

Sarah McLucas – Cooperating Teacher (2018-2020)

Alan McLucas – Cooperating Teacher (2018-2020)

Martha Fuechsel – Cooperating Teacher (2017-2020)

Jessica Cramer – Speech Language Pathologist, SLP-CCC (2018-present)

Fundraising

Sarah McLucas – Cooperating Teacher (2018-2020)

Alan McLucas – Cooperating Teacher (2018-2020)

Martha Fuechsel – Cooperating Teacher (2017-2020)

Jessica Cramer – Speech Language Pathologist, SLP-CCC (2018-present)