Get to Know Our Staff: Jacqui Hickey
Aug 2013 06

Get to know Jacqui Hickey! Check out the interview below and then read her entire bio on our site.

1. How did you first learn about Compassion Corps?

I was first introduced through PJ Hartzell when she took her first trip with CC to Mali.
She and I are both members of Grace Bible Fellowship Church and she shared pictures and stories from her trip during a church service. I was reintroduced when I heard about Wheels for Wells in the spring of 2011 and decided to participate as a rider in that summer’s event.

2. What made you want to get involved originally?

The Wheels for Wells trip was a wonderful experience and I had thought about being more actively involved with CC after the trip, but I did not follow through originally. I ran into Jan and Beth at Burlap and Bean that winter and we had a chance to catch up. As they were leaving, I just mentioned that if there was ever anything that I could do for them to please ask. They invited me to their next staff meeting and that was it!

3. What is your role on staff?

I am a volunteer staff member/public relations associate in Compassion Corps’ information division.

4. What has been your favorite aspect of/favorite memory during your experience working with Compassion Corps?

My trip to Liberia in 2012. What an amazing way to see God’s hand at work through CC’s partners.  It’s beautiful and so exciting!

5. What is the hardest part about being a Compassion Corps volunteer?

Time and not having enough of it.

6. Which project/s do you feel particularly strongly about? Why?

I am passionate about the water projects because of my connection to Wheels for Wells. I have seen the extraordinary power of clean and accessible water first-hand and I am glad that CC is committed to that cause.

7. If you could describe Compassion Corps in one word, what would it be?

Relationships

8. What is one interesting fact about you?

I play the oboe.

9.  Have you been overseas with Compassion Corps?  To what country(ies)?  What lasting memory do you have?

Liberia, summer 2012.  I loved seeing one of the actual wells that was being installed as a result of the money raised from Wheels for Wells. That was a full-circle moment for me.

10. If there is one thing that you could say to others about why or how they might become involved, what would it be?

If you want to see and be a real part of the tiny details that are affecting substantial, lasting, and positive change in Africa, Compassion Corps is the place for you to plug in.

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