Gillian is passionate about teaching our young people that living for Jesus isn’t weird: it’s AWESOME.
She grew up at this church, our church family being her second family but she struggled making the connection between who she was and what it was to be a Christian. Through her amazing foundations from her immediate family and this church family she whole heartedly starting living for the Lord when she was 20: and she can’t believe she waited that long! Her confusion over what it truly meant to be a Christian is what makes her so passionate about making her relationship with Jesus and real and accessible to anyone and everyone: If you want to know something; just ask!
Since she turned twenty Gillian’s time in ministry has been quite eventful. After graduating from the University of Rhode Island with a Bachelors in Textiles, Fashion Merchandising and Design she moved back to Trumbull and started leading a High School Bible Study here at NUMC before leaving to go to Missions School in Mozambique, Africa at Iris Ministries
From there she moved to London where she worked for Alpha International coordinating Youth Alpha Internationally. (For more on the Alpha course click here! http://guest.alphausa.org/ ). She’s done almost every job from Nannying to Supervising a chalet in Austria so she could snowboard all Winter! But in the end, God brought her back here to share Jesus with our young people; and she couldn’t be happier ( :
Gillian likes doing anything and everything active (even more so if it includes water and nature), she HAS to be creative in some way at all times, loves local organic yummy food, thrives in chaos and would rather spend her nights hanging out with our youth group then anywhere else.
She thinks her job rocks ( : …and loves telling people that God thinks they rock!
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