Mary Tross, New Growth Team Leader

I was introduced to God at an early age, but through life’s ups and downs, I found that I needed a genuine relationship with Jesus. I called out to Him to show Himself to me; He did and I have never been the same.

Jesus is everything to me. He is the reason I get up in the morning, and the reason I live free. Were it not for the Lord, I really don’t know where I would be today. I’ve found strength and courage in Christ. He accepts me for who I am, yet He encourages me to be more like him.

When I am not working in ministry or at my job, I like to read. Some of my interests include; singing, music, the ballet, the opera and learning to play the piano. Spending time with family and friends is important to me; I especially enjoy seeing movies and watching sports with my family. I also like to be aware of currents events.

Because I wavered and struggled to find and hang on to a strong relationship with the Lord, I want to be there for others; to point them to Jesus and encourage them to hold on and not stray from the truth.

I envision this team being a ray of hope for those who may be losing their focus in their life with Christ. Our goal is to take you from where you are today and encourage you to take the next step. We are not the experts, that’s God. We want to partner with you and the Lord to launch you forward.