River Road Church warmly welcomes Sandra K. ‘Sandy’ Rooney, as our Minister to Children and their Families. Her start date will be January 1, 2019.

Sandy currently serves as a Lead Teacher in the River Road Church Preschool Development Center. She will continue in that position as she takes on this new ministry role.

Sandy is passionate about loving children and providing them a foundation of faith and a safe place to learn and grow in God’s love. She believes in a family-oriented approach to ministry; she wants parents to be aware of and involved in the ministry with their children. Sandy recognizes that children’s ministry is truly family ministry.

Sandy was educated at the University of Richmond and the University of Virginia (you’ll have to ask where her loyalties lie!).

Sandy is married to Scott, a Client Executive at Marsh & McLennan. They have four children: Beth (UVA), Meg (JMU), Matt (high school), and Amanda (middle school). They have been active members of River Road Church for many years.

While we already know and love the Rooney family, this will be a transition of sorts as Sandy moves into a ministry leadership role. Let us pray for their family and this transition ahead.