Rural Stearns Faith in Action welcomes new VISTA

Published on Wednesday, 30 November -0001 00:00
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Scott Holte joined the Rural Stearns Faith in Action team Saturday, Aug. 6, as an AmeriCorps VISTA. Holte comes to Faith in Action with an M.S. in Mass Communication and a B.S. in Biblical Studies. He has been gaining experience in media and marketing over the last six years, and is excited to use his experience to support the mission of Rural Stearns Faith in Action: to facilitate the caring of people in rural communities throughout Stearns County.

"I feel like Rural Stearns Faith in Action is going to be a good fit for me," Holte said. "I am passionate about Faith in Action's neighbors helping neighbors philosophy; we are able to connect willing community members with people who don't know who to call for help."

Holte will be building the capacity of Rural Stearns Faith in Action by increasing the volunteer base, by developing a volunteer mentor program, by raising awareness of Faith in Action among people in need of services, and by working to develop a mutually beneficial relationship with Catholic Charities Meals on Wheels and Senior Dining.

About Rural Stearns Faith in Action

Rural Stearns Faith in Action is a nonprofit organization with hubs in Melrose, Albany, Belgrade, and Cold Spring. They provide services such as transportation, homemaking, chores, simple home repair, and friendly visiting to seniors and people facing difficult life situations. The organization also provides respite care, caregiver consulting, and support groups for caregivers. Faith in Action relies heavily on community members who are willing to go out of their way to be a good neighbor. If you or a loved one is in need of services, or if you are willing to help, call Lindsey Sand at (320) 348-2355, or e-mail her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .