Construction leader Vann Wester began his association with Rebuilding Hope about five years ago.
“Originally, I helped with a DNow Weekend,” he said. “But I discovered there were more ministry opportunities than just meeting physical and material needs.”
Vann had been a crew leader on several projects. When the previous construction leader left to attend seminary, Vann stepped into the leadership role.
Throughout the year, he said he meets with homeowners to discuss how RHI can meet their needs , but “most of all taking the opportunity to share the gospel and pray with them.”
Vann, a retired building inspector, identifies the jobs, arranges for building materials and organizes teams to do the work.
A member of New Sandy Creek Baptist Church, where he is chairman of deacons and a Sunday school teacher, Vann is also a member of the Christian Motorcyclist Association.
He and his wife Jill have been married for 43 years. They have a son and daughter and three granddaughters.