The Real Deal
Maryann has a deep desire to know God, exalt Him, and share her knowledge, revelation and understanding with others. She is a student of the Scriptures, pursuing God, worshiping Him, and seeking to understand who she is in Christ.
No one is immune to the trials and temptations of life. Successful in navigating her struggles at times (and at other times, having succumbed to the storms washing over her), Maryann endeavors to never let loose the anchor of hope she has in Christ. The Word of God is life and strength to Maryann, and she knows God has called her to be a voice to other women—to strengthen them, equip them, speak life to them, and encourage them.
What She brings to your Event
Maryann is passionate in sharing the love of God and hope of Christ with women. She wants others to know and experience the acceptance, compassion, forgiveness, redemption, and restoration that are ours through Jesus. The world is full of judgment and rejection, and the church is meant to be a place of refuge and discipleship. Maryann surrounds others with the love of God and inspires them with the excitement of fulfilling their destiny in Christ. Identifying and developing the gifts God has deposited within others to complete His purpose is an encouragement to women of all walks of life.
How about experience?
From the humble beginnings of junior choir, youth lay-reader, and youth leadership councils, to serving as a worship leader for thirteen years, leading multiple Bible studies in various settings, and serving on church staff teams, Maryann has spent her life serving in ministry roles. She completed the Correspondence Courses with RHEMA Bible Training Center and received her diploma in 2007. Maryann continued her education through classes offered at Word & Spirit Family Church, and completed the Chaplain Training Program at Alton Memorial Hospital.
In addition, she has been a mentor to women and has ministered at several women’s events. Maryann co-founded the NFP My Sister and Me Ministries and continues to serve in various capacities at Word & Spirit Family Church. She studied Speech Communication and English at Southern Illinois University and earned her diploma in 1993. Maryann’s experience provides layers of understanding, revelation, and application of scriptural truths, which she imparts to women in order to help develop and grow them into who God created them to be.
Maryann and her husband Troy have been married since 1992. They have 3 children and 1 grandchild: John, his wife, Caitlin, and their daughter, Jayda; Matthew, and Madelyn. In her free time, Maryann enjoys spending time with her family, playing the piano in worship, reading, studying, exercising, and scrapbooking.