Do not worry about anything, instead pray about everything. For if you do this, you will experience God’s peace which is far more wonderful than the human mind can understand. His peace will keep your heart and mind quiet and at rest as you trust in Christ Jesus.
Marianne has been on staff since 2008
Her husband is Mark Smith, and their children are Joshua, Ryan and Tyler.
While in high school, Marianne remembers going to bed at night repeating the words “I believe, I believe”. She wanted to make sure she was going to heaven based on John 3:16 – the one verse that she could remember from church.
During her Junior year in high school, she was invited to a “Haunted Forest” youth group outing by a friend from school. It was there that she heard the message of salvation and the assurance of salvation as she had never heard before. That night Marianne stepped forward and accepted Christ’s gift of salvation and the promise of eternity with Him. 1 John 5:13 states: “I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life.” She then knew that she had eternal life. Since then it has been a joy for Marianne to be walking with God through life – ups and downs – He has blessed her beyond measure.
B.S. in Finance, University of Illinois, 1980 , MBA, Lewis University, 1989