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About Special Needs

About Special Needs

Special Needs Ministry at HPUMC offers unique opportunities of ministry by providing family respite, theatre performance and Sunday classes for those with special needs. We are committed to the physical, spiritual and emotional health of those we serve. Additionally, those who serve are blessed by the diverse ways to participate in ministry. 

Special Needs Ministry offers appropriate developmental and cognitive environments where all will have opportunity to become more devoted followers of Jesus Christ. In an atmosphere of love and acceptance, each has an opportunity to know God’s love. All ministry activities are open to the community. 

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Cheryl Vandiver

Director of Special Needs & Health
office: 214.523.2209

Melanie Lucido

Night OWLS Program Coordinator
office: 214.523.2284

Karen Gilmore

Night OWLS Activities Coordinator
office: 214.523.2276

Lanie Pettes

Administrative Assistant
office: 214.523.2288

Liz Irwin

Coordinator of Theater &
Special Needs Programs

office: 214.523.2278