Office Administrator - Patti Janzen

Family: My husband Garry and I have been married for over 30 years, with 2 awesome grown-up kids, 2 wonderful kids-in-law, and 3 granddaughters!

When did you come to GMB and why?: Garry & I moved our young family to Greendale in 1991, joining GMB in 1993. I've been working in the office at GMB since June 1999, and continue to enjoy doing so, although my days of attendance & membership at GMB ended when my husband was hired on staff at another church in 2007.

Education & Experience: I graduated from MEI and spent one year at Winkler Bible School, worked in a bakery for about 3 years, then spent a number of years as a stay-at-home mom. Most of what I needed to know to work in the GMB office was learned on the job, with basic initial instruction from the former secretary, and instruction and much patience from GMB's former long-time Pastor Reg Toews. I've attended a day course called "The Exceptional Assistant", Church Works seminars, and I've been asked to learn/help with a bit of bookkeeping.  

Favourite beverage: Decaf Caramel Macchiato (Starbucks) or a good authentic Chai. What I really miss if I can't have it is milk. (I learned this while on missions trips.)