Each month we like to highlight an employee who exemplifies the mission, philosophy, and values of our organization. Employee of Month
For the month of February we would like to recognize the man behind the camera at the Rescue Mission;  Paul Harkins. Paul works tirelessly to help us tell the story of the mission in creative ways through video and photography. Paul’s work helps us to celebrate the stories of the men, women and children that come through the Rescue Mission and share those triumphs with our donors, volunteers and community partners. Paul truly puts his heart into his work, sharing his love for God and his people by helping capture the stories of transformation and redemption at the Rescue Mission. Paul, we are truly honored to serve alongside of you in the hard work we do at the Orange County Rescue Mission. Thank you for helping us tell the story.
A little more about Paul:
Age: 26
Where did you grow up? Laguna Hills, CA
Hobbies: Drinking coffee, Volunteering on the video team at church, Serving in the prayer ministry, filming and photography
How long have you been at the mission: 3 years
How did you hear about the job opportunity at the mission: I saw the job opportunity via Craigslist and saw that it was an opportunity to use my talents in film production to help those who are less fortunate
What do you love most about your job: I love that I get to have my hands on the film production process from beginning to end
How have you grown since coming to the mission: My talents in overall film production ranging from script writing, producing, directing, studio production, live production, cinematography and the entire post production process have improved.
Church: RockHarbor Costa Mesa
Favorite Verse: 1 Peter 5:6-7 Humble yourselves therefore under God’s might hand that He may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
Recently I had the opportunity to go and serve is South Africa with my church. I was able to take my knowledge of film production and teach it in a film camp that we put on for orphans. In my time there, God really showed me that I had a passion for teaching, mentoring and encouraging those who have talents in any aspect of their lives. God really showed me that I have a heart for global ministry and storytelling all around the world and I hope that He will continue to use me in the mission field.