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Jay Runyon

State Coordinator
(603) 748-4005
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Jay Runyon is the State Coordinator for Child Evangelism Fellowship of NH. Jay first served in CEF of NH at Camp Good News in 1998. Jay is the senior pastor at Grace Bible Fellowship in Franklin, NH. He and his wife Jodie served on the board of directors for CEF of NH for two and a half years before starting this new ministry position.

Jay looks forward to working with the churches to reach the children in their areas with the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to establish them in those churches for discipleship in the walk with Jesus.

While serving as the State Coordinator Jay will be filling the role of State Director.

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Rachael Officer

Lakes Region Local Director
(603) 244-6184
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Rachael grew up in NH and is now desperately passionate about reaching the children in her home state with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. She has completed one year of Bible college at Faith Baptist Bible College in Ankeny, Iowa, and has worked in two different Christian preschool programs in NH before coming to work with CEF full time. Currently she is the Area Coordinator for the Lakes and Capital Region of NH with a focus on the CYIA program for the state. She started working with CEF at the age of 14 by being involved in the Christian Youth in Action program, and is now so excited to invest into a ministry that encouraged her so greatly in her spiritual walk through her teen and young adult years.

She and her husband, Michael Officer, were married October 1, 2016. They enjoy hiking and are continuing to work towards completing the NH 48 4k mountains. They also enjoy camping, traveling, photography, and really anything that involves adventure, good food, or preferably both.

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Becca Smith

Southeastern Local Director
(603) 339-9635
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Becca was adopted from China and grew up in Derry, NH in a Christian home. She started working with CEF in 2008 as a summer missionary and continued to work with them as a volunteer. In 2016, she met her now-husband Dave and was married in 2018. God called her to come on the state staff in 2020 and she accepted the position of Southeast/Coastal NH Area Director in August of that year. She has always wanted to be a missionary since she was little, thinking God would call her overseas; but during her years as a summer missionary with CEF, she realized that her mission field that God was calling her to was right here in her own state of NH. She has a passion to train and mentor the next generation to follow the Lord with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. She also has a passion to connect and build strong relationships with the churches in her area to see how she can better equip them in their children’s and youth ministry. She has been happily married for 3 years now to her husband Dave.

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Jens and Sheila Beck

North Country Local Director
(603) 558-2068
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The Becks – Jens and Sheila and their daughters Jane and Ellen – have served year round at Camp Good News® in Charlestown, NH, since 2002. Jens has held the positions of Program Director and Camp Director, while Sheila is the Volunteer Coordinator.

Jens and Sheila became acquainted with the ministry of Camp Good News as they would bring their youth group to do service projects in the spring and fall. In the spring of 1997, Jens was asked to help build a challenge course at camp. He agreed and spent many weekends that spring building the course, a zip line, and climbing wall. Upon its completion, Jens was also asked to train the staff. He agreed and many weeks that summer were spent making sure the facilitating staff was following his training.

During this time, the Lord was calling Jens and Sheila to full-time ministry. Because of their past experiences, camping and children’s ministry seemed to be a natural place to serve the Lord. In the winter of 1997/1998, the Becks were asked to come to Camp Good News to serve year-round as Program Directors. After speaking with the CEF State Board, it was agreed to use the summer of 1998 as a test season for both CEF and the Becks. After that summer, both Jens and Sheila felt that God was calling them into full-time ministry with CEF at Camp Good News. While raising their support, they served at Camp Good News during the summers and lived in Littleton, NH, where Jens worked as a Special Education Paraprofessional during the school year. In April of 2002, they finally raise enough support to join the camp staff year-round. During that spring and summer, they lived in a trailer on camp’s property. That fall the Lord provided a house to rent only one mile up the road from camp.

In the fall of 2008, Jens completed his requirement of Children’s Ministry Institute at CEF International Headquarters in Warrenton, Missouri and had served faithfully at camp for many years.

In the fall of 2016, Jens moved from being the full-time Camp Director to being the Director of the North Country Ministries of CEF of NH.  In this area of the state, he will be promoting the ministry, overseeing Good News Clubs, training volunteer teachers, recruiting Summer Missionaries and Summer Interns for the 5-Day Club ministry and supporting local churches in their children’s ministries.

The Beck family teaches a Good News Club during the fall and winter in their local elementary school and are also involved in their local church ministry.

Over the years, the Becks have seen many changes. Each season has brought changes in camp staff, volunteers, and facility. Through all the changes, they have seen God’s sovereign hand at work in shaping the Camp Good News ministry and the lives it touches, and they continue to look forward to what God has in store for the next season and their new ministry in the North Country.

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Jessica Spooner

HR & Donor Development
(603) 289-2357
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Jessica was brought up in a Christian home and raised in Southern NH. Since her young teen years she has had a heart for missions. She went through CYIA in the mid 90’s and helped with 5-Day Clubs during many summers as well as running a few Good News Clubs during the school years.  She went on to work with “Youth With A  Mission” in Pittsburgh, PA. She has traveled to Poland, Romania, Hungary, Italy & Peru sharing the Good News of Jesus. In 2006 she and a team of 5 others moved to Boston, MA to start a “Youth With A Mission” base there.  Since then she met and married her husband Aaron. They have been blessed with 2 wonderful children.  Jessica now serves with CEF of NH in both HR helping to oversee many tasks such as coordinating the Child Protection screening process and in Donor Development helping with finances and to meet the needs of our donors.

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Roxanne Lightfoot

Office Manager
(603) 369-4566
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My name is Roxanne Lightfoot, and I am the Office Manager for CEF of New Hampshire. I have been married to David Lightfoot for 15yrs and what a fantastic adventure it has been. We recently moved to Dover, NH, and quickly realized that it is by far one of our favorite places to live.

I attended a small Baptist church and one night at a revival, at the age of 15 the Lord called me into Jewish ministries. After high school, I attended Bob Jones University but actually graduated from The Friends of Israel Gospel Ministry - Institute of Jewish Studies located on the Philadelphia Biblical University (now Carin Univ) campus in Langhorne, PA. Subsequently, I also went on to graduate with a Bachelors in Biblical Studies with an emphasis in Old Testament & Jewish Studies. I was blessed to have spent the next 10years working as an academic assistant for the Institute of Jewish Studies and traveled to Israel many times as well as Turkey, Greece & Rome with the program.

I am so glad to be part of the CEF-NH team and I’m looking forward to God moving in powerful ways in our lives and in the lives of all the children our team encounters. May we continue to keep on keeping on for the furtherance of the Gospel.
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Isaiah 41:13 | For I the LORD thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee.