Naomi Mitchum, author, Christian educator and consultant in church special needs.
Wow! Thanks for the privilege of communicating with you.
I live in Houston, Texas with my geologist and bird-watching husband, Bob, and we work together with the Circle of Friends students each week at Chapelwood United Methodist, where I serve as volunteer director of special needs ministry. Their philosophy is that every meeting of persons is a gift exchange, and gifts are exchanged in our many programs designed to meet the needs of students with disabilities and their parents. I am also a Houston Symphony buff and would go without food just to hear a good string quartet at Chamber Music Houston.
With a degree in Christian education, I set out to do something important with my life. I’m still working on it. The trip has been fun and the future exciting, and I want to share it with you. I worked as director of Christian education in Coffeyville, Kansas then Director of youth work at Boston Avenue Methodist Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Along the way I wrote curriculum for the United Methodist Church and other works and served as chair of the Texas Conference Committee on Disability Concerns of the United Methodist Church. I like starting new things from a youth choir, conference committee to the Circle of Friends programs. I recently founded Ramps’nthings Press, a not for profit DBA publisher doing disability books and materials.
My website has a four-tiered personality featuring
- Emergency Planning for persons with special needs in churches
- Materials for being with persons with functional challenges
- Christian education and church environment materials
In the current book section, you will find the following:
- QUICK LOOK FOR VOLUNTEER EMERGENCY RESPONDERS: A GUIDE FOR AIDING PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES is the result of working with community emergency volunteers who wanted quick and correct information with picture boards.
- HARPS IN THE WILLOWS STRENGTHS FOR REINVENTING LIFE is the result of my work with chronic illness support groups.
- THE RELUCTANT IMMIGRANT was born from my experience living part time in the Hill Country where Germans settled in the 1840′s.
- Get With It, Spencer! is especially good for children with vision problems or for those with perfect vision who like a good laugh. Poor Spencer, who needs glasses, crows at all the wrong times. People throw things.
Have fun and come back again as I add new stuff all the time.