[heading] By: Kathy Loy | Photos by: Spark Photography [heading]

People who study the motivation behind volunteerism have a saying: “a satisfied volunteer is the best recruiter”. If so, Lisa Kadel should have people lined up to help in schools and organizations across town!

Kadel moved to Carmel Mountain Ranch 16 years ago. “I enjoy living here because it’s a beautiful planned community for all the stages of life.” Around the same time, she started to attend a church that would later be known as The Church at Rancho Bernardo (CRB). Kadel and her family, husband Rich and daughters Brooke and Paige, have been involved with many CRB “Be the Answer” community projects including packing homeless care kits, refurbishing local school playgrounds, remodeling homes for struggling families, feeding homeless teens, cleaning squad cars for local police, baking for military squadrons overseas, and writing cards for the elderly in assisted living. “I find the idea of reaching out beyond the church walls and living out my faith has been so rewarding.”

[quote] …Any time I can give to the schools frees up the teachers to challenge the students. Ultimately, it benefits the community as a whole because these are the young people who will drive our streets and work in our neighborhood ~ LISE KADEL[/quote]

When her children entered school, Kadel began volunteering there too. These days, Kadel volunteers at both Shoal Creek Elementary and The Academy at Black Mountain Middle School. “I find that any time I can give to the schools frees up the teachers to challenge the students. Ultimately, it benefits the community as a whole because these are the young people who will drive our streets and work in our neighborhoods.”

Several of the Kadel’s community outreach programs involve preparing and serving food to the less fortunate. Along with other CRB members, she makes sandwiches and then serves them at the Salvation Army. At a monthly food pantry, Kadel and members from three neighboring churches, distribute food at Resurrection Community Church in Poway.

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Name: Lisa Kadel

Community: Carmel Mountain Ranch

Volunteer Information: Shoal Creek Elementary, Black Mountain Middle School Academy, and the Church of Rancho Bernardo

Family Information: Married for 15 years to Rich Kadel; daughters Brooke (12) and Paige (9)

Hobbies/Interests: Scrapbooking, the beach, and spending time with loved ones.

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If you’d like to see what other community outreach programs are available at CRB, please visit www.thechurchatrb.org/get-involved/missions.