Called to Love; Led to Serve
3301 W. Broadway
Columbia, MO 65203 (map)
Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
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The church shuttle bus is available for the Sunday 9:30 and 11 a.m. services for those who do not have transportation. To schedule the bus, please call 573-445-6131, ext. 5, at least 24 hours in advance. Leave your name, phone number and address, and indicate which service you wish to attend. To cancel, please give as much notice as possible.
What do you enjoy most about your ministry: I love meeting with people one on one to be an encourager as they grow in God's grace and find God's purpose for their lives. It is amazing to see the transformation that happens when people have a deep relationship with Jesus Christ!
Favorite quote: "Faith is a place of mystery, where we find the courage to believe in what we cannot see and the strength to let go of our fear of uncertainty." -- Brene Brown, "Gifts of Imperfection."
Top three books/podcasts: I am a voracious reader and there are too many to list, so I will share my current favorite podcasts: "The Bible Project," "Unlocking Us" and "Daring to Lead" by Brene Brown. This was really hard to choose!
Preferred genre of music: Oh, another hard choice. I have eclectic taste in music from Christian music, pop and some country. Pop Christian right now and especially Lauren Daigle, who really speaks to me.
Hobbies/volunteering/other careers: I am blessed to coach other pastors in the conference on Emotionally Healthy Spirituality.
What I enjoy most about my ministry: The kids! I love seeing young people questioning and learning about the Bible and their faith.
Favorite quote: That's a hard one. I'd like to get really deep here but one thing my mother always said that I seem to remember a lot is "It is what it is." That has always helped me be more accepting of things in my life.
Top three books: Oh, but there are so many to choose from! Of course, the easy answer is the Bible because of all the wonderful stories. Other personal favorites include: "The Hobbit," "Lord of the Rings" and "I and Thou." So, clearly I enjoy good fiction but have a deeper side, too.
Preferred genre of music: I love music! Especially jazz and classic rock.
Hobbies/volunteering/other careers: Outside of church I keep busy reading, geocaching and munzeeing, crafting, and I love a good puzzle. I haven't had a career outside the church in more than 20 years but I do substitute teach for Columbia Public Schools--that is more an act of kindness than a job.
What do you enjoy most about your ministry: I'm very passionate about music and I love getting to serve God and lead others in ministry.
Favorite quote: "Trust the process."
Top three books/podcasts: I love the "She" podcast by Jordan Lee Dooley, the "Whoa, That's Good" podcast by Sadie Robertson Huff, and a book I enjoyed last year was "Where the Crawdads Sing."
Preferred genre of music: Indie folk!
Hobbies/volunteering/other careers: I am a music teacher, pianist, and choral conductor in the Columbia area. I also love hiking with my puppy, Beau.
What I enjoy most about my ministry: This is literally my dream job. I love designing worship, directing the choir, helping lead services and working behind the scenes. I'm also serving in communication and membership.
Favorite quote: "This, too, shall pass."
Top three books/podcasts: "The Wisdom of the Enneagram," "How to Win Friends and Influence People," and the Harry Potter series.
Preferred genre of music: Since I have spent the last 15 years immersing myself in contemporary Christian music, I would say that's my favorite. I also like choral arrangements of spirituals.
Hobbies/volunteering/other careers: I spend most of my free time working out, walking with friends, and hanging out at home with my husband and twins. I also teach piano to beginning through early intermediate students.
What do you enjoy most about your ministry: Helping those who stop by the church office with a question or who need assistance planning a meeting or event.
Favorite quote: "We do not remember days...we remember moments."
Top three books/podcasts: Favorite children's book -- "Charlotte's Web," favorite classic novel -- "To Kill a Mockingbird," last great read -- "A Gentleman in Moscow."
Preferred genre of music: country/country rock
Hobbies/volunteering/other careers: I'm a Certified Tourism Ambassador which gives me the chance to talk about Columbia's restaurants, shopping, festivals, etc. I actively follow most Mizzou sports and also serve on the board for the Boone County Chapter of the Mizzou Alumni Association.
What I enjoy most about my ministry: The children.
Favorite quote: Treat others the way you want to be treated.
Top three books: Sadly, I have difficulty with enjoying reading.
Preferred genre of music: I am open to all music.
Hobbies/volunteering/other careers: Art, woodworking, home improvement.
What do you enjoy most about your ministry: Serving people and helping them get involved.
Favorite quote: "Live. Laugh. Love."
Top three books/podcasts: The Harry Potter series, the "Scene on Radio" podcast, various cookbooks -- print and digital.
Preferred genre of music: '80's, '90's, some popular music of today
Hobbies/volunteering/other careers: Bowling, walks with family (including my dogs), Mizzou football and other sports. Also, I am an human resources assistant/legal assistant at a local law firm.
What do you enjoy most about your ministry: Working together as a team with other staff to provide for the needs of our church family.
Favorite quote: From the movie "Jeremiah Johnson:" Griz -- "You've come far, pilgrim." Jeremiah -- "Feels like far."
Top three books/podcasts: "Taken" by Robert Crais; "Trophy Hunt" by C.J. Box (I like all of his books a lot. This is his first in a series regarding his main character, hero and family.); "Seven Habits of Highly Effective People" by Stephen Covey.
Preferred genre of music: classic rock
Hobbies/volunteering/other careers: Sierra Club, St. Jude's Children's Hospital, Democratic National Committee, reading, bass fishing, waterfowl and deer hunting, living an outdoor lifestyle.
What do you enjoy most about your ministry: I'm new in my position, but enjoying meeting all the children, families and staff. I'm slowly remembering names! Each Sunday presents more new faces and that's a good thing.
Favorite quote: While working with children, I believe it's important for them to know of God's love for them and that they are wonderfully made, just as God planned. Nothing is impossible with God so aim high. "I can do everything through Him who gives me strength." --Philippians 4:13.
Top three books/podcasts: I like Brené Brown and have several of her books. My favorite children's book is "The Secret Garden." I enjoyed reading it again with my granddaughter a few years ago. My most cherished book is my Bible. I have had it for many years. It has seen me through many wonderful and not so wonderful times in my life.
Preferred genre of music: I love all types of music depending on my mood: anything from the '70's, classical/hymns, big band and children's music -- anything we can move to!
Hobbies/volunteering/other careers: Genealogy -- I currently have both sides of my family traced back eight or nine generations. I also enjoy playing the piano but my piano has been in storage the past couple of years, so saying I'm rusty is an understatement.
Community is located at 3301 West Broadway, on the northwest corner of West Broadway and Park De Ville in Columbia, Missouri. The main entrance and parking are on the north side of the building.
There are several parking spaces near the main (north) entryway for people with physical disabilities.
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