MEET SOME OF OUR VOLUNTEERS
The Public Relations volunteer also serves on the Advisory Council.
Adam grew up in the Olney section of Philly where he was an avid skateboarder. When he was younger Adam was sponsored by Lee High Skate Shop on North 5th St. where he promoted the company at skate competions all over the Philly area. Adam competed in the early 80's along side several famous skateboarders like Tony Hawk, Lance Mountain and most of the original Bones Brigade including Stacy Peralta owner of Powel Peralta skateboard company. Adam has been married to his lovely wife Melissa for 21 years and has a teenage daughter Emily. He now owns his own home improvement company based in Bensalem that serves the entire tri-state area. After trying to make it through life his own way he has come to realize God's way works better. He says "Your friends will come and go but God's always got your back... always!"
Tech Security volunteer also serves on the Advisory Council.
Ken Brothers has been a member of the Morrisville community for eight years. He is married to Crystal and they have five wonderful children. He has been assisting the youth center as an advisory board member on for technology. Ken is responsible for converting the donated technology items into useful tools for the youth center. Besides computers, Ken likes to do woodwork, especially making furniture and loves to camp.
I grew up going to church every Sunday. It was through that exposure and a neighbor’s influence, that I trusted Christ as my Savior. For years, I tried to live the Christian life in my own efforts. At Indiana University of PA, I was invited to a Campus Crusade meeting where I learned the secret to living the Christian life: the Holy Spirit’s power. After spending two summers doing ministry with Campus Crusade for Christ I responded to God’s call join Campus Crusade, Cru, for Christ full-time.
I received Christ as my Savior when I was about five. My youth group helped me to grow in my faith. At Slippery Rock University, I was challenged to begin to actively share my faith. During that time, my relationship with the Lord grew tremendously. Before graduating, I traveled on two International Summer Projects. I decided to join the ministry of Campus Crusade for Christ, Cru, fulltime in order to be actively involved in helping students of the world come to know Christ as their savior.
Tami grew up in Ocean County, NJ and then moved to PA. Even in High School she worked more than one job and that has carried through to this day. She heard God's call at a conference in February 1996 watching the video "America Again" by Carmen. It was then she knew God was the answer for her life and for her family. Tami enjoys making chocolates, decorating cakes, working out, and listening to Christian music. Tami loves to hang with the teens at church and is lovingly referred to by all as "Mommy Leather".
Charissa grew up in Morrisville and was on many of the sports teams, as well as in several school plays. She decided to live for Christ at a young age. She served in the Army National Guard and loves being the Executive Director for the SRYC. She collects comic books (DC only), loves anime, and Star Wars. Her other favorite hobbies are listening music, reading, acting, and keeping up with pop culture. She has published three books, two of which are for teens, and is working on more.
Shawn grew up in the Philly area. As a teenager, he became a follower of Christ. He is an avid Marvel comic book and medieval weapons collector. He also loves anime and his favorite football team is the Green Bay Packers. He also enjoys working out. He serves in the Army National Guard, going overseas twice, and currently working for them full time in the States. He is always up for fun, or a challenge, and probably has a trick up his sleeve.
Johanny is married to Craig and they have three children, Juliana, Katherine, and Alexander. The Manning family has lived in Morrisville for over eleven years. Johanny is a US Air Force Vet and a licensed real estate realtor. She is currently serving with the Morrisville PTO, Kiwanis, and as the First Baptist Church’s Children’s Ministries co-director. She loves going to the Renaissance Faire and camping.
Pat Marquard grew up in Bucks County, and accepted Christ at age 14. At age 18, she moved to Philadelphia and lived there for a dozen years. After having her two daughters, she moved to Morrisville and a few years later started attending First Baptist Church of Morrisville. Before becoming a stay-at-home mom, Pat worked in the field of Drug and Alcohol Addiction/Psyche. She home-schools her children, two of whom have graduated. Currently , she is studying Natural Health and Wellness. In the summer, she enjoys camping with her family.
Bill grew up in the Southern Indiana and Northern Kentucky area of the United States. He became a Christian at the age of 10. He was in band and choir throughout his high school years. Bill served 4 years in the United States Navy and while at the Philadelphia Naval Base he met his wife Diane and has stayed in this area ever since. Bill has worked with kids and teens in the Philadelphia area for the last 22 years. Bill has biblical counseling training which he received from Westminster Theological Seminary.
Katie is a Morrisville resident with a big family (one of six kids) that loves working with youth. She works full time as a new mother and is part-time staff with Cru. She loves being a part of SV, SRYC, Break Free Youth Group, and the First Baptist Church of Morrisville. One of her favorite pastimes is hanging out with all her 'girls.' She also love going to concerts and is totally in love with my truck, Otto, though not as in love as she is with her husband, Michael!
We also have a number of youth that work with us to gain community service experence!