Mary Westrate
Children's Pastor
Where are you from?
I am from Lonely Planet's 2014 number 1 travel destination in the USA, a city in the Midwest known for Amway, Steelcase, Zondervan publishing, and a close proximity to the BEST fresh water lakes in the world, Grand Rapids MI.

What do you do at SP?
My main role at SP is leading SP Kids. On Sundays, I am on the 3rd and 9th floor running our children services. My other roles are preaching at EMP, teaching Growing in Christ (GIC), co-leading Kowloon House Church, and serve on the Women’s Ministry team. I spend time cutting out crafts, emailing teachers and parents, and guessing what animal cracker the kids have hidden in their hands during snack time.

What would your ideal day look like?
What a loaded question, it really just depends on where I am in the world, but some of my favorite days are when I am in the States with my niece and nephew, taking them to the zoo or just going outside to play, truly some of my favorite days I have ever had.

Describe yourself in 3 words.
An outgoing introvert

What is your love language? Giving and Receiving?
Giving: Quality Time and Gifts (usually in the form of food) Receiving: Quality Time and Words of Affirmation