Pastor of Children's Ministries

“My dear children, let’s not just talk about love; let’s practice real love.” (1 John 3:9 The Message)

 

Anna is married to Andrew and has three beautiful children – Noah, Ellie, and Nathan. She is passionate about all children and their families and desires to reach children, families, and volunteers with the unconditional love of Christ; to partner with families as they raise their children with biblical foundations; and to serve each other and the community. Anna has been working in various children’s ministries since high school including seven years in West Salem. She has been on staff at Dayspring since May 2013. Anna leads the Children’s Leadership Team, Children’s Ministries Volunteers, children’s classes and events. Her favorite thing is watching children grow in the Lord.

 

What people say about Anna:

She leads through relationships and her heart for children is evident through her ministry. In the Lobby you are likely to find Anna chatting with families and holding a baby or two.

 

What else she likes to do:

Sew, craft, spend time with family and friends and bond with her kiddos.

 

Where she was when she chose Christ:

I was five years old and in Cubbies (Awana) class learning about becoming a fisher of men.

 

Why she chose ministry work:

I want to be a fisher of men and God led me to children’s ministry.

 

Her favorite worship song:

How Great Thou Art and Kings and Queens by Audio Adrenaline

 

The best experience she ever had while serving the Lord:

God spoke to me at a women’s retreat at a time when I was doubting myself and doubting the call I had felt so strongly about my whole life. During that special weekend God made it very clear to me that He had gifted me and wasn’t done with me. I felt a confidence in myself and my call to ministry in a way I had never experienced before.

 

The best advice she ever got:

"You're a leader, that’s the gift you’ve been given. You need to believe in yourself.”

 

What she's doing for Dayspring:

She strives to foster community within Children’s Ministry that thrives on setting kids on fire for the Lord and bringing families together.