Rod Light | February 26, 2018

Quanesha Moore believes a person’s story can say a lot about God’s call on their life. That’s why she loves her job at Life Pacific and why she loves working in student development.

Quanesha Moore loves to hear college students share their stories. More than that, she helps them process experiences of life as they become strong in faith and equipped to serve others.

“My education has conditioned me to see people as people and to understand that people and their stories are everything,” Quanesha says. “Individual stories speak to who they are, what they do, and then plays into the larger story of God’s call on their life.”

“Individual stories speak to who they are, what they do, and then plays into the larger story of God’s call on their life.”

Quanesha is coordinator of LPC’s Ministry Formation Program and also serves part-time in Residence Life as a residence director. Both of her roles give her plenty of opportunity for interacting with students. She also oversees chapel attendance and outreach. Most of all, she enjoys connecting with students as she provides support for their journey at Life Pacific.

Her life experiences, good and bad, cause a natural empathy to rise within her as students share. “I understand their pain. I understand their passions. And, I understand their questions,” she says. “Even in the cases where I don’t understand, I have a sincere desire to do so.” That kind of empathy is woven into the fabric of Quanesha’s life; it’s who she is.

“Working at LPC has given me clearer insight into how God has weaved together my life experiences, academic endeavors, and natural gifts for this season of life,” Quanesha says.

She has worked in a number of administrative and ministry settings including prayer ministry, youth ministry, a spiritual formation team, the Student Center for Racial Reconciliation and Diversity, an Office of Women’s Development, and more. Additionally, she studied abroad in South Africa and has experienced global missions in a number of contexts.

“Working at LPC has given me clearer insight into how God has weaved together my life experiences, academic endeavors, and natural gifts for this season of life,” Quanesha says.

Much of her experience in the church revolves around administration and programming. From that standpoint, she appreciates the coordination between her two roles and the opportunity to give voice into programming that impacts student development at Life Pacific. “As a community that seeks to play a role in the practical, transformational development of our students, I value the flexibility between the Office of Student Development and Residence Life,” Quanesha says.

She believes her natural gifting helps her instinctively think about how order and efficiency can be created or improved, and how people’s lives can be impacted and developed. Quanesha has always wanted to help people and had early aspirations of being a doctor. Today, she appreciates the community at Life Pacific and the ability she has to connect directly with students.

“I come to work every day for the very reason we exist as an institution. I find it a pleasure and privilege to participate in the practical, transformational development of students,” she says.

On a personal note, Quanesha is a skilled hair-braider. Born and raised in North Carolina, she enjoys traveling and hopes to some day provide psychological and spiritual care to missionaries and other global workers. “I am naturally caring, empathetic, and protective, which I think makes me pastoral by nature.”

A self-described visionary, Quanesha values her skill of “seeing better” for people and organizations. That may be why she enjoys the power of an individual’s story and what she can learn from them as people share. Her desire to listen, care, and serve others adds a great deal of substance to the roles she lives out every day at LPC.

 

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By: Rod Light, M.A., an ordained Foursquare minister, LPC adjunct professor, and freelance writer.