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March 6, 2013

Zionsville resident embraces new role

Zionsville — Ali King believes that when God moves a person to do something, it’s time to do it.

The Zionsville resident is now the executive director of Central Indiana Youth for Christ after spending nearly 20 years with the organization leading Campus Life clubs at Zionsville Middle School and Zionsville Community High School.

Central Indiana Youth for Christ is nearly 60 years old, and has 15 ministry sites. King was offered the position several years ago but refused it because she felt it was not the right time for her family.

“I think God has been preparing me through life’s circumstances that it was now the time to make that step,” she said. “I did a lot of thinking and praying because it’s a huge responsibility. There was a lot of questioning in my own mind and spirit as to if that was where God was leading me, and now I really believe that is where God was leading me.”

Lisa Heindricks, president of the CIYFC board of directors, said that King will be a confident leader.

“We look forward to working with her to carry out Christ’s work in Indianapolis and the surrounding communities,” she said in a statement.

King said it was easy to accept the position this time around.

“It’s easier to make that decision when people in the communities are embracing and supporting who we are and what we do,” she said. “I have always been very supported by the people of Zionsville throughout my entire time with the organization.”

King grew up in England and even taught at the high school level there before moving to Vermont to coach tennis.

“I met some people who lived in Indianapolis and decided to come back with them to visit,” she said. “I really started to connect on a volunteer level with Youth for Christ, and here I am.”

King said when she started 20 years ago with the organization she didn’t foresee it being her career.

See Wednesday's Times Sentinel for more on this story.

 

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