Marianela was born in Southern California. At the age of eight, she moved to Caruthers where most of her family still resides. Marianela came to know and follow Jesus at the age of nine because a church reached out to her. Marianela has a heart for outreach and children’s ministry because of this. She has a burning desire to share the Gospel with everyone she comes in contact with. She is blessed to be bilingual because she is able to reach twice as many people and expand the Kingdom of God.
Marianela received her Bachelor’s degree in Social Science with a minor in Communication and a minor in Peace Studies from Fresno Pacific University. She continues her studies by reading Christian books regarding personal growth and leadership. In her down time she enjoys spending quality time with her friends, family and husband of two years, Bryant. These times are often full of laughter and games. She also loves to travel and try new food!
Marianela has been involved in children’s ministry for over fifteen years. As the children's director, Marianela strives to create a fun environment with Biblical teachings. She considers it a privilege and a huge responsibility to serve the Lord in this capacity. Her desire is that kids will come to know God, follow Him, and most importantly live for Him. Marianela wants kids to experience God the way she did when she was young. She wants them to connect with God and grow closer to Him every day. Her goal is to teach kids to live out the Great Commission with a focus on serving and loving others like Christ loved us.
“Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature”. Mark 16:15