Name: Leanna Ford
Ministry: AMIGOS After-School Program
Job Title: Director
Family: I moved to California with my wonderful husband, Brad, in 2009. We visit often with our parents, siblings, super-cute niece, and extended family in Alabama.
In 10 words or less…
Describe your job. –
Homework helper, enrichment teacher, lesson writer, snack and craft preparer
Describe a normal day.
All of the above, plus laughs, hugs, and high-fives
Favorite accomplishment/project since joining FPC Santa Ana staff?
Implementing thematic units of study for AMIGOS
Funniest or most embarrassing moment is ministry?
The kids provide a new one almost daily.
Tell us your favorite story you’ve seen here at FPC Santa Ana [use more than 10 if you need to].
My favorite stories are the children who begin the program as timid or discouraged students. To watch children like this experience success, find their voice, and approach homework with confidence instead of fear is so rewarding. They learn that God loves them, that we believe in them, that they CAN do it, and it completely changes the way they look at themselves. It changes the person they will grow up to be in a very positive way.
In the next 5 years, I will….
continue teaching English learners in a warm, positive environment
The best movie of all time is obviously…
The Sound of Music.
Everyone should read…
the Bible and To Kill a Mockingbird.