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Samantha Krick



Family: Married to Matt with our four boys:  Xander, Jayden, Ryder and Owen.  

Previous lines of work: Day care worker at Grace Brethren, Pre-K Volunteer at Gateway Church in Poder GA, Homeschool Mom.

One of things I find most fascinating: Airplanes. I love living next to an airport, the sights and sounds always reminding me of my childhood. I have never tired of watching airplanes fly. And the way these new fighter jets can maneuver just blows my mind.

Books: The Redwall Series by Brian Jacques, Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.
Food: Sushi
Snack Foods: Dark Chocolate
Movie: The Phantom of the Opera, The Greatest Showman, Frozen I and II
Time of day: Just before the kids wake up, that last bit of blessed silence.
Season: Any time of the year that is comfortably warm.
Place in the world: Disney World
Hobbies: Anything to do with yarn. Spinning crochet, loom knitting . . .
Place to pray: Back porch

Spicy foods
Hard candies, gummies
Time of day: When I have to wake up and start the day

One of my greatest experiences with God:  Doctors were concerned that our 4th child could have Down Syndrome and wanted to do further testing. We prayed Hebrews 11:1 over him for the next 4 months until he was born, preparing to love and raise him however God made him. We were at peace during that time period. When he came along, Owen was born a healthy and normal boy and continues to show me everyday that he is sweet and special blessing to our family.

Most people don't know this about me: My boys and I love to play Pokemon and Minecraft. We can also be a bit obsessive with anything Star Wars and Marvel.

Mandy Bell


Assists the Adult Ministries Team administratively... helping keep them on track, on time, and on the good side of the graphic designer!


Family: Married to my hubby, Jason, with our son, Sam!

Previous lines/places of work: Former Paralegal/Bookkeeper/Office Manager (11 years) & Office Administrator at our prior church.  

One of the things I find most fascinating:  Pointillism & air plants (ok, so that's two...)

Too many to list, but they're mostly novels.
 Most anything Italian, Mexican (not too spicy), or Chinese... and a lot of good, old-fashioned PA Dutch!
Snack Food: Ice Cream, bbq chips, granola bars, anything chocolate & caramel.
Movie: Tombstone, The Burbs, Office Space, The Goonies
TV Show: Friends, Seinfeld, The Office, Scrubs
Time of Day: Snacktime!
Season: Winter
Place in the World: Wherever my husband & son are.
Recreational Activities/Hobbies: Reading, Knitting/Crocheting, making music, playing with my son
Sports Teams: What are these "sports teams" you speak of??
Animal: Penguin
Place to pray: Anywhere in nature or looking out a window into nature.

Best thing someone said to you:
I choose you. (Said by our son's birth-mom)
Three People I'd Like to Meet: Lin Manuel-Miranda, Madeleine L'Engle, Nicole Nordeman
One of my greatest experiences with God: The countless times He sustained me during our adoption journey by answering my (literal) cries for His presence.

Most people don’t know this about me:
I took two years of Japanese in high school (and forgot nearly all of it).

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