Children’s Ministry Director
Theresa’s college experience included UW-Milwaukee; UW-Madison and UW-Lacrosse, graduating in 1980 with a degree in Rehabilitation Therapy.
Don and Theresa have been married for 37 years and have 4 children, two daughters-in-law, and 6 grandchildren with 1 on the way. Ben is married to Nicole and works as the Worship Arts Pastor at Door Creek Community Church in Madison; Drew is married to Ashley and works for Children’s Hospital in Milwaukee as a Sports Medicine Physician-Extender in Orthopedics, is on the leadership team and leads a Worship team at their church; Anne works in an IT department as the IT Coordinator to the Director, sings on her brothers’ worship teams, and loves volunteer work; Dustin (engaged to Rebecca) is in his fourth year of graduate school at Trinity Seminary in Deerfield, IL, will graduate this Spring with his Masters of Divinity and works part-time as a Worship Director at a church nearby.
Don and I enjoy walking the dog together, sharing quotes from favorite books and movies, cooking for and enjoying great conversation with family and friends.
I am excited to team up with families at Ripon Community Church. We want kids to experience a personal relationship with Jesus Christ which will help them grow and change into the person Jesus wants them to be loads of fun, Bible teaching, and volunteers who are crazy about them. We encourage parents to create an environment at home where their children will thrive in every way!
“The average parent has more time to invest in a child than even the most active church program. It all begins at home. This is Biblical and practical.” Brian Haynes: Shift.
“These households can provide a nurturing environment of faith, love, and spiritual growth so that the emerging generation of America’s children will be all that their Creator intends them to be.” George Barna: Transforming Children into Spiritual Champions.
Fun Facts About Theresa:
Tess; “My Bride”
What’s something you’ve wanted to do but haven’t yet?
Take ballroom dance lessons.
How I’d spend $100.00 if I had to spend it on myself:
Take the Historic Chicago River Tour.
What’s your dream vacation?
Since I am Irish, tour Ireland.
What’s your favorite dessert?
C-Lee’s carrot cake!
What is your favorite quote?
“Wisdom is the grace of living and having an intelligent attitude toward life.” Jan Silvious
What would surprise someone to know about you?
I got kicked out of a Monastery in Arizona by a Monk!