DELMARVA — The Bridge, a Delmarva-based radio station serving Delaware, Maryland, the Eastern Shore of Virginia and South Jersey, has tapped Mandy Wallace to be community engagement specialist and Alison Kristunas as its new development director.
Ms. Wallace has lived in Delmar all her life, and still resides in “the town too big for one state.” She graduated from Delmar High school, where she loved to play several sports. Her love of people was just what The Bridge was looking for in this new role.
In her role as community engagement specialist, Ms. Wallace partners with Ben Sorrells, the director of community engagement, to develop and deepen The Bridge’s commitment to regional non-profit organizations, churches and individual listeners.
Ms. Kristunas is a native of Wilmington and was most recently with Delmarva Christian Schools. She is a graduate of Wilmington University with a Master’s degree in Management and Organizational Leadership and Bachelors in Psychology.
In her new role, Ms. Kristunas will work with donors to match resources with ministry opportunities through The Bridge broadcast and community outreach initiatives.
Ms. Kristunas succeeds Kristin Boyce, the former development director who recently accepted a teaching position at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. She and her husband live in Sussex County and have two sons.
In addition to broadcasts and podcasts, The Bridge also serves Delmarva, South Jersey and beyond with a variety of projects. Most recently the station’s listeners helped provide clean water and meals to over 1,300 children in Uganda, Zambia and Malawi. The Bridge has also adopted a village in the Domincan Republic known as La Union Abajo, and regularly provides funding to help residents, including building a bakery and sewing center to provide a skill and income to young women.
Locally The Bridge coordinates Hands & Feet, a day of service to other non-profit organizations with several hundred volunteers, and The Bridge helps connect and strengthen the community through special events such as concerts, seminars, food distributions, the Drive Thru Connection, online Prayer Works and much more.