Family Service Leader Male Advocate
If you would like to meet someone passionate about his work and purpose, then visit with Nick Rucker who serves as Family Services Advocate for the men and young men at ATLAS.
One of Nick's responsibilities is coordinating "The GAP", a learning program and activities for the sons of ATLAS clients. On the first and third Friday afternoon of each month, guys between the ages of 11 and 16 have a time to learn and share.
Nick encourages the young fellows to share their thoughts and feelings with him. He views his time with them as an opportunity to build character in their young lives and encourages them to a genuine and authentic relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. Also, he teaches them that God's grace is for everybody and anybody.
"Together we go where the Lord leads in our Friday afternoon sessions", says Nick.
Not only does Nick care about the young men in "The Gap", but he also loves his work at ATLAS. He serves as a counselor, mentor, and certified educator of the HOPE (healthy options for personal empowerment) program for the teenagers in the Greene County school system.
Nick's eyes reflect his commitment to serving, his heart overflows with sharing God's Word and God's love with all, especially those who are hurting. "A person doesn't care how much you know until they know that you care", he continued.