Debbie became part of our staff in July of 2021 when she accepted the position of Director of Children’s Ministries. She has a passion for telling children about Jesus and had previously served as Children’s Minister at Harbourtown Community Church in Vermillon, Ohio. Debbie has over 35 years of experience working in children and youth ministry at churches in Ohio, West Virginia, Colorado and Texas. One of her fondest memories was being able to lead children’s ministries on various mission trips to Mexico.
She and her husband Roy moved to Orange in 2019 when he took a position with Entergy at Bridge City plant. Their son Adam, his wife Denise and their two grandchildren Arianna and Isaac live in Akron, Ohio where Adam is a pastor.
Debbie received a degree in Health Information Services from West Virginia University Parkersburg and worked in the medical field for 30 years. She has also studied Early Childhood Development and Children’s Ministry through Indiana Wesleyan University. She has completed several online courses and continues to take classes and attend seminars in Children’s ministries. Debbie was also worked on staff at Freesom Christian School and Decatur Christian Academy.
Debbie loves crafting, sewing, reading, baking, and doing DIY projects with her husband, but mostly she likes having fun and hanging out with her family, friends, and her dogs.