Everyone has a story, and we often connect through stories. We connect to God through the story of His son, Jesus, who gave everything so we could have relationship and redemption. We connect to each other through stories of common interest, common challenges, or common life stages. Most often, we connect to kids through stories- fairytales and epic battles, bad guys to capture and people to be rescued. No matter a person’s story, there is always hope for redemption through Jesus Christ, and it is for this reason that Dayspring Kids exists.
Esther’s story began in WV, where she grew up with her parents, 4 siblings and grandmother. Even as a young child, she could see the beauty of God’s people working together to spread the gospel and wanted to be a part of that work. God’s goodness and faithfulness were put on display when she met her husband, Paul, and they have been happily married for 10 years. The most exciting part of her story thus far arrived 5 years ago, when her son, Samuel was born. He makes life so fun and provides a lot of laughter!
In 2015, Esther became the Director of Children’s Ministry at Dayspring. Since that day, it has been her goal to help kids connect to God, each other, and the world. Her work includes planning Sunday morning classes for kids of all ages, recruiting, training, and discipling the amazing volunteer team that makes those classes possible, and working to provide extra special events to allow for connection and deeper spiritual growth. Esther also works with a volunteer team to coordinate the Dayspring partnership with Jack Elementary, a mentoring program that helps pair Dayspring adults with kids at Jack who need a loving, caring person in their lives.
When not working, Esther loves to be wherever her family is – at home playing, hiking in a National Park, baking something delicious or relaxing at their family farm. Esther graduated from the University of Houston with her B. S. in Human Development and Family Studies with a minor in Nonprofit Management.