Claudia Harding is the newest member of our staff serving as the part-time Administrator for the Vox community. She will provide support for our staff by helping with coordination of liturgy, special events and communications for our community. Read on to find out more about Claudia.
Favorite ice cream:
Chocolate ice cream always and forever.
Tell us a bit about yourself and where you’re from.
I was born and raised in Del Rio, Texas which I lovingly refer to as the armpit of Texas. I love that I grew up on the border of Texas and Mexico, because I realize now that I grew up in two worlds. It didn’t know that at the time, but I see so much value in that experience. I moved to Austin to attend UT (Hook’em Horns!) and studied Radio-TV-Film. I worked in the industry for several years before going to graduate school to pursue a Masters in Public Administration. I worked in the non-profit sector for almost 10 years before deciding I needed to step back and re-evaluate what I wanted to do. I decided to get a Pastry Arts certificate, because I love all things food and have a very amazing husband who supports my curiousity. Now, I find myself at Vox hoping to share some of the things I’ve learned along the way!
How did your story intersect with Jesus’ story?
I grew up with a knowledge of God, but didn’t really come to know anything of depth about Jesus until after I finished college. I had visited the church my brother was attending and didn’t initially connect with their message. It was probably another year before I returned, but I remember a very visceral need to go back. I’ve been part of a Christian community ever since. My journey of faith has been windy, difficult, fascinating and humbling.
How are you excited about working as the Administrator for Vox?
Honestly, it has to be the community. From the pastoral team to the larger Vox community. I’m looking forward to getting to know more folks along the way. My hope is that the work I do continues to foster the sense of community and vulnerability that Vox has come to mean.