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Nancy Van Diest

I have been in full time ministry here Centerpoint as the Children’s Director since August 1999. I am married to an extremely supportive man (which you need when you work in children’s ministry) , have 3 beautiful daughters, an awesome son-in-law and 2 amazing little granddaughters. I am a native California girl, growing up in the Sacramento area and received a teaching credential from Sacramento State University.

Favorite worship song: Right now I just can’t seem to get enough of ‘Ten Thousand Reasons’ by Matt Redman.

Why ministry: Because God very clearly asked and I’ve learned that when God asks – you listen and obey. It’s been a blessing ever since.

Passionate about: Sharing Jesus with children and partnering with parents in the spiritual development of their families.

Favorite childhood food: My dad’s homemade tacos. It’s still what I ask for each year for my birthday dinner. Yummmm!

Hobbies: You can find me very often sitting on the swing by the pool in my backyard reading, playing Words with Friends, or checking out Pinterest on my IPAD. Mostly I love being Mimi to Riley and Addy.

Favorite Attribute of God: His mercy amazes me each and every day.

Favorite Bible verse: Though Philippians 4:13 has always been a favorite of mine, I just finished a Bible study on the book of James and have fallen in love with many of it’s verses as well.

Dream Vacation:  a sunny beach on a faraway secluded island, a warm breeze…. Mmmmm I can imagine it now…….