Allison joined the church staff as Director of Children and Student Ministry on Aug. 17, 2021. Allison has known since high school that her primary call in life is to make Christ known. Allison has her B.A. in Biblical Studies and is a lifelong learner. For over 20 years she has served in Christian education, youth ministry, missions, and in public schools.
Her passion is to creatively communicate the goodness of God in uncomplicated ways. She’s excited to foster an inclusive, accessible children’s and youth ministry where all feel welcome. She wants to encourage students to bring their questions, doubts and belief so that in Christian community they can encounter the mysteries of God in unexpected ways as they grow a faith that will last into adulthood.
When not at church, you’re likely to find Allison outside: hiking, kayaking or sitting under a tree with a book in hand. She also enjoys writing, knitting, laughing and geeking out over Middle Earth with her three kids: Ezra, Ivy and Simon. She and her husband Jonathan will celebrate 20 years of marriage on Aug. 25, 2021. Allison is a native Midwesterner, originally from Indianapolis but most recently from Chicagoland. She is so excited to be back in beautiful Michigan.