Tanner and Jessica have been married for 13 years and have three children; Jonas (10), Evangeline (3), and Finnigan (1).
Tanner has a B.A. in Religious Studies and an M.A. in Religion; both from Olivet Nazarene University
He has been the Assistant Pastor of Congregational Care in Bourbonnais, IL for the past 4 years. and previously served as senior pastor of New Hope Bible Church is Custer Park, IL
Tanner has worked at Olivet Nazarene University for nearly 5 years as part of the Advancement Operations leadership team. He also has over a decade of management experience in the distribution and logistics industry.
Jessica has worked as a Resident Director at Olivet for the past 4 years and will finish out the school year in this role before the family completes the move to Winamac.
Prior to that Jessica has served as worship leader, taught voice and piano privately, and was a public school teacher
Hobbies and interests include cheering on the World Champion Chicago Cubs, pretty much anything to do with motorcycles, reading, and spending time with family.
"I'm excited about this new ministry opportunity,” shared Tanner, “because Winamac Nazarene Church has an obvious concern for not only participating in church activities inside the walls of the church, but also being the church in the immediate and surrounding communities. I have a strong passion for not only sharing the Gospel with people, but participating in the healing and redemptive work that God is already doing in the community. The congregation seems to share that passion and I cannot wait to see how God will use us by not only inviting others into our fellowship, but in sending us out to engage those who need God's love and Grace."
E-mail Tanner Griffin
Debra has been on staff at WNC since 2008. She is very active in Children's Ministry & Worship. She and her husband David have 6 adult children between them and are both Certified Bible Story Tellers through the Nazarene Church.
In her free time, Debra enjoys singing, cooking, reading, playing Bass and spending time with her family.
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