Rebecca Brownlee

Children’s Ministries Director

Your position and role at Powell UMC? What are you passionate about? Children’s Ministry Director. I am passionate about helping children develop their own relationship with the Lord, to help them view Jesus as their best friend.
What is the favorite part of your job? The favorite part of my job is really getting to know the children and to share the stories of the Bible with them. I love to hear their opinions and thoughts about the stories in the Bible and to hear about their daily lives.
Family: My husband, Jason, who I married in 2001. He is my best friend and soul mate. We are blessed with two wonderful children, Jadon and Jaylynn.

Where are you from? I was born and raised in Canton, Ohio. After my husband and I got married, we moved all over the place. We have lived in Boston, MA, Mamaroneck, NY, Pittsburgh, PA, Pewaukee, WI, Canton, Ohio and moved to Powell, Ohio in June 2015. All of these amazing cities have shaped who I am today.

Ministry background, degrees, credentials, if in the candidacy process, what stage? I have a Bachelors of Business Administration from Kent State University. In the process of obtaining a Masters in Christian Ministries at Ashland Theological Seminary.

What are your hobbies? My hobbies are spending time with my family, taking walks, going to sporting events and watching football with my family on Saturdays or Sundays.

Your favorite quote or verse from the Bible: One of my favorite Bible verses is Jeremiah 29:11, “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.”

What has God been teaching you lately? God is teaching me that when I think I am done and cannot take another step – I need to reach for his hand, and he will not let me fall. I might wobble a little bit, but he has a hold of me.