Children’s Ministry Director for Early Childhood
Born and raised: Lansing, MI
Education: Wheaton College (BA Elementary Education)
Ministry Experience: Children’s Ministry Director since 2000. I work closely with my co-director, Heidi Cheney. We direct the entire program from Infants–5th graders. This includes Sunday classes for both worship hours and Sunday night, the Awana Program on Wednesdays, and Vacation Bible School in the summer. We work to recruit and train the teaching staff, ensure they have the curriculum and supplies needed, and maintain a database of the children. I also enjoy teaching the K–2nd graders on Sunday nights each week during the school year.
Spouse: John Risch (married since June 1987)
Kids: Cody and Callie
Testimony: I accepted the Lord as my personal savior as a young child. Through my teen years I really began to understand what it meant to live a Christ-like life. As a young mom in 1990 I attended my first women’s Bible study… I’ve been hooked ever since! Studying God’s Word on my own and then discussing what I’m learning with a small group of women has been a wonderful experience for me.
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