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Getting to Know...Denise Biggerstaff

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

Let’s see…in alphabetical order: First Impressions Coordinator, Solid Grounds Barista, Women’s Discipleship Coordinator

How long have you been at CFC?

25 years!

Family – married? Kids – names/ages?

David and I were married in January, 2016. We have 5 amazing kids between us, 23 years old-13 years old. Really, it’s a dream come true!

Other than Jesus, what character of the Bible are you most looking forward to meeting?

I’m intrigued with Abigail (1 Samuel 25) who lived in an adverse situation yet exhibited great hope and wisdom. Bible Gateway says that Abigail “experienced in God her Father…a source of joy enabling her to be independent of the adverse, trying circumstances of her miserable…life.” To continue knowing and trusting God in hard times requires spiritual discipline!

Favorite scripture passage?

God has ministered to me through Jeremiah 29:11 many times! “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

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?

Walking my dogs - Tallie & Beau

What consistently makes you laugh?

Oh my word! Humans!

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

I would love to speak into marriages!  

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

The Meaning of Marriage by Tim Keller.

Favorite fruit and/or vegetable? 

I love Brussel sprouts. I really do!

What is God teaching/revealing to you these days?

Well, thank you for asking. He is revealing to me that He is faithful beyond my small imagination. He is and has been and will be guiding me through this journey called life. He is the best travel companion!

Where were you born?  Where did you grow up?

Have you ever heard of Mascoutah, IL? Born there. But Evansville is the place I have grown up.

Favorite part about working at CFC? 

Oh my word! The humans! Who love Jesus!

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

This is Us

Best advice you’ve ever received?

My Dad told me very recently:  "As a parent there will times you want to speak into your kids life and then times when it is best to watch it play out."

Favorite candy bar/candy?

Reeses Peanut Butter Cups

What is your pet peeve?

Fear. It keeps me so contained, comfortable, safe.

What are 3 adjectives people might use to describe you?

funny/goofy * energetic * loud

What music/artist/song are you listening to these days?

I appreciate lots of instrumental music! But I really love to listen to podcasts! Focus On The Family is one of my favorites.

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

Dr. Henry Cloud, author of Boundaries and The Power of the Other.  

Name two things on your bucket list

Hiking Arches National Park with David.

Owning some quiet property. And filling it with dogs. And rabbits. And kittens.