I have been blessed to grow up in the Renton Church of the Nazarene. I met and married to my best friend, TJ in 1994, instantly became a mom to my stepson, Derick and then we were blessed a couple of years later when we had our son Patrick. Our family was complete when we unofficially adopted a young lady, Melissa who really needed a family. TJ and I have been married for over 20 wonderful years, it doesn’t feel like it has been that long.
I love filling needs when I can and one of the ways I have done that is working in the Nino’s Café, it has been such a great learning experience, I love meeting new people, and making coffee is a lot of fun. I have been blessed with this job and I love the daily challenges and chances to do more for God.
What do you enjoy most about your job?
I was given a gift and desire to help others out with the daily tasks that many find tedious. As I update our file system it was been a lot of fun discovering some of the history of the Renton Church of the Nazarene that was unknown to me even though I grew up in this church. I certainly have a drive to please others which helps me take pride in the job I do in the office but this is also a struggle as I learn to say no in the times when it is necessary. I am thanking God every day for giving me this opportunity and a job that I love.
What is your favorite bible passage?
Colossians 1:10-12 (NRSV) So that you may lead lives worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him, as you bear fruit in every good work and as you grow in the knowledge of God. May you be made strong with all the strength that comes from his glorious power, and may you be prepared to endure everything with patience, while joyfully giving thanks to the Father, who has enabled you to share in the inheritance of the saints in the light.
Outside of church, what take up most of your time?
Spending time with my family which includes watching movies, going out for coffee, and running errands. I really enjoy sewing, and card making and it’s even more fun with my friends. It is a joy of mine to let my creativity out in all kinds of crafts and projects so don’t be surprised to see pictures of me in costumes or working on some unusual craft. I really love to write and need to make more time for it. Chores are a chore and unfortunately a part of everyday life. If camping wasn’t so much work, I would do it more often.
What’s on your iPod?
I am a girl of the 80’s and 90’s so my music includes a lot of Michal Jackson, Run DMC, Madonna, and many more hits from that era. Thanks to my family I am not limited to just that. My collection includes blues, classical, classic rock, and even country. In recent years I have added a lot of Christian rock including Mandisa (Overcomer), Tobby Mac, Francesca Battistelli (one of my favorites), Red, David Crowder, Switchfoot, and more.
Describe your perfect day.
My perfect day would start with sleeping in and then having breakfast with my hubby, kids, mom and dad. I cherish every day I have with my family so a relaxed day reminiscing and sharing stories and hopes and prayers for the future and most likely being very silly would be ideal. Family is my favorite thing to enjoy so no matter what we do, it is better if we do it together.