Jocelyn Siakula has resigned as orientation coordinator for Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS), a position that she has held since Jan. 5, 2015. She will conclude her work with the Church of the Brethren on July 18.
During the five-and-a-half years Siakula has been orientation coordinator she has led 13 orientations. Her first orientation was with the volunteers in BVS Unit 308 and her last with Unit 324. Prior to joining the staff she was a BVS volunteer herself, a member of BVS Unit 299, serving for two years with the Africa Inland Church in Torit, South Sudan. Previously, she had spent three years as a volunteer in Zambia with Mennonite Central Committee. She holds a degree in Youth Ministry from Malone College in Canton, Ohio.
Siakula and her family will be moving to Ohio, where she has accepted a position as director of Special Needs Ministry with GentleBrook, a nonprofit serving people with developmental disabilities, seniors, and community members.