Dara is Assistant Director of Youth Ministry, focusing on the needs of junior high youth. She has previously served as youth director in four churches. After a seven year “intermission” concentrating on at-home mom work, we were glad to welcome her — and her wonderful family — to Idlewild in January 2011.
Three of our staff members have worked together before. While living in Oxford, Mississippi in the mid-90s, both Dara and our youth director Frank Kelly worked as volunteers with a youth director named Margaret Burnett — who now heads our Outreach Ministry. It’s a small, small world!
Dara grew up at Shady Grove Presbyterian here in Memphis. She lives in Marion, Arkansas, with husband David and their son Wyly and daughter Bailey, who attend Marion City Schools. Her parents Donna and David Rhodes are also members.
You can contact Dara at firstname.lastname@example.org or 901-726-4681 ext. 37.