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Getting to Know...Dena Jacobs

What is your position/role at CFC? (what’s your title and quick summary of what you do)

I'm a database specialist and maintain the various information of our members and visitors.  Also enter and maintain records of attendance at various activities.

How long have you been at CFC?

I've worked at CFC almost 11 years.

Family – married? Kids – names/ages?

I have a 16 year old son - Jordan

Favorite scripture passage?

Either Psalm 23 or Isaiah 43

If you’re not at church or home, where’s the next likely place to find you?  Favorite thing to do in your spare time?

In my spare time, you'd most likely find me outside - as long as it's not too wet, buggy or cold.  I also enjoy walking, yardwork, gardening, boating, rock climbing, hiking, and exploring.  I love to travel, do some sight seeing.  I enjoy doing new things.  I also enjoy simple things like listening to music, looking at pictures, or planning/cleaning/organizing things.

What consistently makes you laugh?

Baby giggles are contagious.  They consistently make me laugh!

If you weren’t in ministry (at CFC), what would you likely be doing (vocationally)?

I'd be a database consultant, bank teller, data analyst, counselor or a math tutor.

Other than the Bible, what’s the best book you’ve read recently?

The best book I've read recently is "Boundaries in Daing" by Dr Henry Cloud and Dr John Townsend.

Favorite fruit and/or vegetable?

My all time favorite fruit - blueberries (it's a Michigan thing!)

What is God teaching/revealing to you these days?

God has been teaching me to take my needs to Christ rather than the people around me

Where were you born?  Where did you grow up?

I was born and grew up in Holland, MI

Favorite part about working at CFC?

I most enjoy the setup and customizing of the database, along with running lists and reports of all the various information.  I wanna help provide the information I can to best serve, connect and minister to our CFC staff, members, and visitors.

Favorite TV show from your childhood?  Favorite TV show these days?

Little House on the Prairie

Best advice you’ve ever received?

The best advice I ever received was most certainly to believe, accept, and follow Jesus Christ!

What are most looking forward to doing again in the spring/summer?

A rafting trip with my son, Jordan

Favorite candy bar/candy?

Hershey w/Almonds and Organic Pops fruit suckers

What is your pet peeve?

When a car in front of me is going slower than the speed limit

If you knew they’d accept your invitation, who would you love to have a cup of coffee with?

I'd enjoy a cup of coffee with Beth Moore!!!

Name two things on your bucket list

River rafting through the Grand Canyon and a trip to Europe