Church & Community Engagement Coordinator
Rose M. Darling has been a part of the Flat Rock Homes team since 2019. She finds great joy presenting messages of Restored Hope, Transformed Lives, and a Living Faith on behalf of Flat Rock to churches throughout Ohio. As part of Flat Rock's ministries to individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities, she also offers "Building Blocks of Friendship," a disability awareness program ideal for Scouts, Sunday school classes, VBS programs, and more. She is especially pleased to compile and co-write Flat Rock's "Faith Connections" church newsletter.
Rose’s ecumenical and varied background includes church relations, healthcare services, journalism, and church music/Christian education ministries, and the development of "Lessons in a Lunchbox (c)2002," a special ministry tool for individuals with dementia. She previously served nonprofits such as OPRS, International Partners in Mission, Feet of Memory, the Canton Symphony Orchestra, and healthcare organizations in Ohio and New Zealand.
Rose holds a BA and master’s degrees in international relations and development leadership. Other training includes certification for Ohio activities coordinator in which disabilities awareness is a large part.
She and her husband Geoffrey, a native of New Zealand and a Northeast Ohio stage actor, live in Canal Fulton. He often joins her in sharing memorized Scripture during Sunday speaking engagements. Rose looks forward to meeting more congregations to thank for their partnerships, and to develop new church relationships as we support the individuals served by Flat Rock!
Soli Deo Gloria.