Preschool and Children's Director - Cherith Rast

Family: I am the mother of 5 grown children and Grandma to one beautiful baby boy! - Caleb is married to a wonderful wife, Alanna and they have one son - Jacob; Nathan is living in Edmonton; Tiersa is involved in missions work in Honduras at an Orphanage; Hannah is going to UFV and getting her Nursing Degree; and Tiffany is teaching at High Road Academy.

When did you come to GMB and why?:  I began attending GMB Church in September 1989 after moving here from Langley, B.C.  It quickly became our home church and I'm very thankful for the love and support this church has shown me and the positive influence it has had on my children.

Education/Experience:  I have a Certificate in Early Childhood Education along with over 30 years experience as a Preschool Teacher. I have also taught Sunday School, Pioneer Girls, and VBS.

What excites you about your ministry?:  I LOVE working with children!  Their enthusiasm and zest for life is contagious and I'm positive they are the reason I still feel so young! Being able to talk about, and teach them about Jesus is the absolute best.  Watching them grow in their knowledge of Him and His love for each one of them is one of the greatest blessings I know!  Thank you to everyone over the years who has entrusted their children into my care - I am truly honored!

Favorite Beverage:  Coffee (on cold days) and Ice Cap (on hot days!)