Celebrating Our Story – Chris

Chris Beckett joined the Able to Serve family as a Program Instructor in 2021, following years of serving as a soldier in the Marine Corp and as a teacher in the public school system.  

Since joining our staff, Chris has jumped into creative ways for our Participants to grow in their goals.  Zumba-dance classes, Nascar-themed racing activity, daily outdoor exercises, plus everyone’s favorite “Chris memory”- leading our Olympians through stretches before their competitions.

“Able to Serve provides such a unique opportunity for me because it is a ministry. I am able to spend time delving into the Word of God on a daily basis, leading my Participants in devotionals but also by participating in staff devotionals.  The greatest benefit is being so connected to God and others with prayer; strengthening our communal bonds.”

Chris credits Colossians 3:23 with daily encouragement for his work: “Whatever you do, work at it with all of your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters.” Not only has Chris noticed growth professionally here, but he has also experienced personal growth as an ATS Program Instructor.  

“ATS has helped me grow in my instructive skills through being more familiar with a wide range of disciplines; from math, science, literature, history and beyond.  Because I am always looking to bring fresh ideas and activities to lead participants through, I myself am required to learn those things first.  This has challenged me to adapt my instruction at all skill levels.  I am so thankful to God to be a part of this team here at Able to Serve!”

We are “so thankful to God” as well for Chris being on staff here. Leave your gratitude for him in the comments below!

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  1. Kathie Gettings

    Chris is a wonderful mentor to me as I volunteer in the Hope group. He enables the participants to expand their horizons. I have seen examples of their opening up and truly enjoying all the wonderful experiences we share like library visits, exercise videos, backpack food preparation, YMCA cleanings, and so much more. It is rewarding for me to assist as I am able.

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