Facing the Holidays After the Loss Of A Loved One
Tuesday, November 15th from 6:30 pm – 8 pm at Vineville Baptist Church
Adults will meet in the gym while the children ages 5 and up meet in the Children’s Department
Dr. Brian Wright and Dr. Sarah Gilmore will be discussing grief and offering practical tips and insights about understanding and walking through grief during Thanksgiving and Christmas. Other Crossroads clinicians will also be available to help facilitate as others share their story.
Play therapists, Jaqui Wilson and Charlotte Stewart, will be working with the children as they process their grief. The children will work on a memory book so be sure to have them bring pictures of their loved one.
Please call Crossroads at 478-475-4608 to RSVP
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14th Annual Crossroads Christian Counseling Center Golf Tournament
with Sponsors – SouthState Bank, Cadence Bank, Vineyard Company & Andy Anderson Institute
Crossroads is proud to announce the 2022 tournament Honorees:
Amy & TJ Rauls
Crossroads Christian Counseling Center is thrilled to honor Amy and TJ Rauls, two dear people who have been faithful in service to the Macon community. Their love, dedication, and passion to help others clearly can be seen in their careers, their volunteer service, and their commitment to church and family. Amy and TJ met and married in Nashville, Tennessee, which Amy calls “home”. The values and work ethics that brought them together have remained constant throughout their marriage as demonstrated in their family business and service to the community.
In 1976 they moved to Macon to be a part of the family business with TJ‘s brother. Amy would become the public face of the business and TJ the visionary and sound financial mind. Caroline Edenfield, Executive Director of the Foundation of the Methodist Home stated, “TJ is one of the smartest men I have ever known.” TJ and Amy both have served on the Foundation Board. Amy loves working in their retirement communities and serving the residents. “I loved their stories,” said Amy. “The residents were and are a gift to me.”
TJ and Amy have served on numerous boards and committees, many at their beloved Martha Bowman Church where they have been members for over 35 years and are current members of the Francis Asbury Sunday School class. “When either TJ or Amy makes a commitment to an organization, it will surely be blessed as they promote its mission with wisdom, passion and selfless service,” stated Gena Franklin Trustee Emerita, Wesleyan College.
Amy led a Bible study in her own home before moving it to Martha Bowman, and TJ participates in small groups at Martha Bowman, including the Romeos Men’s group.
“Amy and T.J. have people and purpose in their heart through the kindness and concern for others. Through the reflective insight of T. J. and the outgoing “never met a stranger” of Amy they care for people in so many different ways” explained their dear friends, Ann and Russell Loyd.
TJ has always had a passion for the work of Crossroads Christian Counseling Center serving multiple terms on the Board of Directors, including the roles of Vice President and Treasurer. “TJ is a wise, strategic, and bold businessman and mentor who has helped strengthen Crossroads through his leadership while Amy has shared her exquisite interior decorating and marketing skills, both making a positive impact for our ministry and the people we serve,” said Robyn Schopp, Crossroads Executive Director.
Amy presently serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Wesleyan College, is a past president of the Macon Rotary Club and a past trustee for the Georgia Rotary Student program. She enjoys membership Magnolia and House and Garden Clubs and is currently serving as President of the Magnolia Club. Amy was recognized as the 2011 Woman of Achievement by Career Women’s Network.
For over 25 years, Amy served as Executive Director at John-Wesley Villas. Later, as Vice-President of Southeastern Retirement Management, she had a shared management of their retirement communities in several states across the southeast. As the family redesigned its brand, the family chose her family name as the new entity, Vineyard Company, LLC, where she now serves as Special Development Consultant.
“Amy is a brilliant woman and we all look up to her and her accomplishments. She is like a hawk in the sense that she can see things that any other person would miss at first or second glance. But she raises the bar for all of us, to try to always do better and achieve more. Always looking out for the residents, she was and remains their biggest advocate. She has a wealth of knowledge not only in our industry but in general as a professional and a business woman” said, Vicki Lindsey, Vice President, Chief Financial Officer Vineyard Company.
“TJ knows a lot of people from all walks of life but he is a good Christian man and maybe never really looked at his career this way but he gave life to so many people over the years. He gave them life, to be able to work and earn a living and support a family, he gave them security and a sense of family. He and Amy both provided that to so many employees over the years and I hope they realize what a gift they were able to provide. Yes, they served senior citizens and blessed many seniors over the years but they gave so much more to their staff,” explained Vicki Lindsey.
Their proudest achievement is a wonderful family. Amy and TJ have three sons Wesley (Clare Golson), Andy, (Courtney Moss), Michael (Amy Sweet) and seven Grandchildren. Wesley and Andy continue to operate the family business under Vineyard Company, LLC and Michael is the Senior pastor at Good Shepherd Presbyterian in Ocala, Florida.
Ann and Russell Loyd said it best: “There is not a more deserving couple to be honored by Crossroads. They live by an example that each of us could emulate. As Christ-centered leaders they have sought to show the care towards others that Jesus did, and to live by his teachings. To be this leader is to be bold, steadfast, and make sure others know they are valued and cared for. Professionally and personally the Rauls live this model.” Macon has true champions in both Amy and TJ. Congratulations to our honorees!
The 14th Annual Crossroads Counseling Center Golf Tournament will be held on Monday, October 24, 2022 at Brickyard at Riverside in Macon, Georgia.
- Registration opens at 9:30 am and range will open at 10:00 am.
- Program to honor Amy & TJ Rauls at 12 pm.
- Shotgun start at 12:30 pm.
- Tournament Cost is $500 for a four person team and includes Chick-fil-A lunch for players, greens fees and carts. Then, homemade desserts from Crossroads after the tournament.
- A sleeve of golf balls for each golfer thanks to our Player Sponsor:
There are a variety of Sponsorship Levels to choose from:
Presenting Sponsor — $5,000 Includes 3 four-person teams, meals for players and three special guests, name and logo on brochures/program/banner/outdoor billboard ad, onsite promotion of company products, five tee signs and quarterly on-site Crossroads speaker.
Platinum Plus Sponsor — $2,500 Includes 2 four-person teams, meals for players, name and logo on brochures/ program/banner/outdoor billboard, four tee signs and on-site Crossroads speaker.
Platinum Sponsor — $2,000 Includes 2 four-person teams, meals for players, name and logo on brochures/ program/banner, two tee signs and on-site Crossroads speaker.
Lunch Sponsor — $1,500 Includes 1 four-person team, two lunch signs, name and logo in brochures, program, tee sign & individual golfer package for each person
Gold Sponsor — $600 Includes 1 four-person team, one tee sign *individual golfer times 4
Individual Golfer — $125 Includes cart, greens fee, sleeve of balls compliments of Smith Hawkins Hollingsworth & Reeves LLP, lunch and homemade dessert bar after tournament
Tee Sign — $100 includes 1 tee sign and name in program
Business Card Ad — $50 in color in golf program
Name in program — $25
For more information about participating as a golfer and/or sponsor, please view our brochure.