We’re kicking off our Staff Highlight series with our incredible Administrative Manager, Mimi Huminski. The HOPE Center would not be able to operate without her, and we’re excited to celebrate her today on Administrative Professionals Day! Scroll down to learn more about Mimi.
Name: Mimi Huminski
Title: Administrative Manager
When did you start at The HOPE Center? In February 2013 I began volunteering as a Greeter and in March 2014 I was hired as Administrative Manager.
How did you initially get connected with The HOPE Center? As I closed my International Adoption Agency in 2013, I felt as though I had successfully completed the work Our Lord wanted me to do for Him. I was sad to leave the adoption program established in Poland, but knew it would continue on in good hands. Then a few weeks later when my husband, Eric, and I attended Mass at St. Michael the Archangel, Cindy O’Leary (Executive Director) spoke about The HOPE Center. At that moment, I knew I had to be involved with the work she described – helping women to choose life!
How have you seen God work through this ministry? It is only through prayer and God’s divine hand that this ministry has continued to grow and develop into the multifaceted ministry serving people in need. As clients and new volunteers and staff members come to us, it becomes quite obvious that they were led to be here.
Favorite memory with The HOPE Center? Having been a relatively new staff member, participating in the implementation of the 2015 HOPE Center Banquet was exciting. However, our keynote speaker, Bruce Wilkinson was one of the best motivational speakers I have ever had the pleasure to experience.
Favorite bible verse? “Do not fear, I am with you; do not be anxious: I am your God. I will strengthen you, I will uphold you with my victorious right hand.” Isaiah 41:10
Fun fact about you? I love to dance!
Favorite color? Yellow
Favorite food? Ice cream
You have your own late-night talk show, who do you invite as your first guest? St. John Paul II
You have to sing karaoke, what song do you pick? Hokey Pokey
If you had to eat one meal every day for the rest of your life what would it be? On one of my “adoption trips” I was in Savannah on a blustery day and went to a quaint tea room for lunch. I had Autumn squash soup, club crackers with provolone cheese and white wine. When leaving, I complimented the waitress for suggesting the soup and through conversation, she found out I was staying at a hotel. She gave me a quart of soup and a bag of crackers and cheese to take with me. Ever since, I have enjoyed this delicious meal at every opportunity.
As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? A Mommy and a Teacher – just like my Mother. God has seen to making that childhood dream come true.