Upon graduating from Anderson University with a degree in Mass Communications, Scott Rees signed on with East Central Indiana Youth for Christ. After finding that living on a missionary's income for one year was more challenging than he imagined, Scott packed up and moved to Michigan. Believing that his full-time ministry days were firmly behind him, he landed a job as a news reporter and went to work in his chosen profession.
Fast forward five years: Scott's wife Amity shares with him that she's feeling a call to full-time ministry. In support of her calling, Scott quit his job, packed up everything and headed back to Anderson where Amity promptly enrolled in the School of Theology. Not surprisingly, it wasn't long afterward that Scott searched his heart and found God speaking to him about getting back into ministry. As a result, he is joining his wife in taking classes at the School of Theology.
Interestingly enough, one of Scott's new next-door neighbors in Anderson turned out to be Jon Nelson, another Men's Program Assistant with The Christian Center. Through Jon, Scott and Amity began volunteering in the kitchen, and today Scott serves in the full time staff position of Men's Program Assistant, second shift.
During the evening hours, Scott provides a listening ear for the residents as they share their concerns of the day and look towards their future. Because Scott went through a difficult period of unemployment upon his return to Anderson which he describes as, "very scary," it gives him a genuine empathy for the challenges faced by those who are rebuilding their lives. Scott shares, "I thought that God would just magically plop a job in my lap, but it doesn't always work that way. But just because you find yourself struggling, it doesn't mean that God doesn't have a plan. God is always faithful."