Our September Volunteer of the Month is #KickingButt!

Jessica Poynter and family at 5k 2015We are thrilled to announce our September Volunteer of the Month, Jessica Poynter​! Jessica kicks butt in so many ways, and we are so thankful for her! Learn more about Jessica through this link, including what her guilty pleasure is!

*How did you get involved with The Project?

My mother was diagnosed with colon cancer at the age of 40.  Unfortunately, she lost her battle at the age of 43 when I was 14 years old.  I found out about The Project in 2013 from my aunt and walked in the 5K that year. I entered a team into the 5K in 2014 and began volunteering with The Project soon after. This December will mark 20 years without my beautiful Momma in this life. I want to help others so they don’t have a similar experience with someone they love.

*Why Louisville?

I have lived in Louisville my entire life and can’t imagine living anywhere else.  I love that it’s a city with many opportunities to serve, worship and attend wonderful theatre; yet it is small enough that everyone I know is connected in some way.  It’s a wonderful place to raise my boys with my husband and to cheer for the CARDS!

*What is your favorite restaurant in Louisville?

The Café

*What is one interesting fact about you that most people don’t know?

I have a degree in costume design.

*What is your motto you live by?

Philippians 4:13: I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. He never fails me and I am so thankful. 

*What is some advice you were given long ago and still live by?

People are who make a difference in our lives. At the end of our lives it doesn’t matter what we have but who we have beside us.  Invest in people and relationships and serve others.  The rewards far outweigh the risks.

*What is your guilty pleasure? (Yes, we mean the one you are slightly embarrassed to admit.)

I am a huge Deidre Hall and Days of Our Lives fan!! Before I was married and started a family I traveled the US attending many of her fan club events. 

*If you could go anywhere in the world right now, where would you go and why?

To California to visit my great Aunt Jeanne.  I haven’t seen her for years however I am beyond grateful that we keep in touch.  She is fabulous!

*If you could trade places with anyone in the world (dead or alive) for a month, who would choose and why?

Without hesitation it would be Jesus.  How amazing it had to be to witness the change in so many people’s lives and to be able to share the message of love and hope from God first hand.

THANK YOU, JESSICA, for all you do! Keep it up!