What is your role at FAC?
Children’s Ministry Director. I organize and oversee nursery though 5th grade classes for Wednesday nights and Sunday mornings. I also organize special events through the year and have a part in the Wednesday night activities each week.
How long have you been at FAC?
I started attending FAC as a teen with my family, was married at FAC and started working as the director in March of 2001 after graduating from college and living in the Toledo area for a few years.
What do you love about being a part of the FAC family of faith?
I love the people I get to work with every day. They are so fun and challenging and encouraging! It’s a great atmosphere to be in each day! I also love seeing the kids each week and getting to know their sweet and unique personalities. I love that we provide a safe and loving environment so they feel open to share their happiness, sadness, frustrations and successes–with me, their teachers and their friends. I also love that I feel supported and loved by so many people at FAC–as an individual member of the church, and as a staff member connecting with our families and children.
Tell us about your family and your interests outside of ministry.
I’ve been married to Matt since 1997 and we have 3 amazing children–Jacob, Ellie and Cale. They are so fun and we so much enjoy being their parents! I enjoy reading and walking, specifically at a beach whenever possible! As a family, we enjoy camping, watching sporting events and spending time outside on our backyard patio.
What is your previous training, ministry, and mission experience?
I have my bachelor’s degree in secondary English education. Even though I taught older kids in the past, I’m thankful I can continue to work with kids and use my teaching skills and talents with them at FAC. I’m an organizer and planner by nature and I feel these attributes are useful and beneficial as I lead and direct programs, activities, kids and volunteers.