What I do: I love what I do. I oversee the Children’s Ministries which includes the Nursery, Preschool, Primary, Junior, Imagine Departments and weekday minsitries. There are also other things that are sprinkled into the year … Christmas Choir, DayCamps, training and consulting. I have a wonderful staff, amazing volunteers and supportive parents that make this job a blessing. And the kids … all of them are unique, exciting, and fun to be around! I love what I do!

Vision for Northview Church: That the children that attend our ministries will know Jesus and become His faithful, serving disciples.

Family: My husband, Ray, and I love church ministry.   Ray is one of the pastors at Willingdon Church in Burnaby, BC. We have three wonderful children (Andrew-Lindsay-Jonathan), three amazing in-laws (Olivia-Geoff-Alissa) and our grandchildren (R,P,N,E,A & H) are cute, creative and so very smart! We love life together!

Education: Soon after high school I studied for a career in the Fashion/Design industry, but abandoned that path in favor of full-time ministry. I now have a bachelor’s degree from Northwest Baptist College and a master’s degree (MACFM) from Bethel Seminary in Minneapolis.

Favorite Things: Warm, sunny days … chocolate … creating with my sewing machine… my green jeep … the NFL … any reason to celebrate with family and friends.

Favorite Scripture: Psalm 67 – May God be gracious to us and bless us, and make his face to shine upon us, that your way may be known on earth, your saving power among all nations.

Favorite Author: I love to read anything written by Wess Stafford.

Favorite Preachers: John Piper, Tim Keller, Voddie Baucham, and the preaching team of NV (Jeff, Ezra, Greg)

Home Town: My favorite memories as a kid are those of roaming around the horse stables in my backyard. This was in Cuba (NY). You can imagine how much fun I’ve had with that over the years!

 

rdueck@northview.org