Meet the Table Leader: Jan

We want you to get to know the awesome leadership we have at Desert Springs at our Tuesday Morning Bible Studies. Our Table Leaders study the Word, direct discussion at the tables, and pray fervently for you…EVERY WEEK!!!

MEET THE TABLE LEADER: Jan Maruska

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TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF:

Hi! I’m Jan Maruska. I am the mom to 3 grown boys: Mike, Tim & Andy. They are each married to a wonderful woman and have blessed me with 8 grandchildren. I teach water aerobics at the Y. I also enjoy quilting, reading, walking, biking & cooking.

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN AT DESERT SPRINGS & HOW DID IT BECOME HOME TO YOU?

I came to DSCC when I moved from Minnesota in 2009. I tried several churches, but once I attended DSCC I never left.

WHERE ARE YOU SERVING AT DSCC?

I am a table leader on Tuesday mornings. I am also a deacon and a facilitator for God’s Gal Sunday school class. In the past, I have participated in dinner theater and as a greeter.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE VERSE & WHY?

Proverbs 31:30 “Charm is deceptive and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.” This verse always reminds me of what is important in my life and where my priorities lie.

If you see JAN around, be sure to say “Hi!”

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Meet the Table Leader: Merlynn

We want you to get to know the awesome leadership we have at Desert Springs at our Tuesday Morning Bible Studies. Our Table Leaders study the Word, direct discussion at the tables, and pray fervently for you…EVERY WEEK!!!

MEET THE TABLE LEADER: Merlynn Bergen

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TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF:

I am a nearly life-long believer, now retired.  Earlier I was a psychologist involved in research and teaching at Stanford University’s School of Medicine.  For many years, too, I was the training director, continuing education teacher and care giver for Stephen Ministry in my home church in Los Altos, CA.  I have two grown boys and four grandkids, spread out in middle and western USA.

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN AT DESERT SPRINGS & HOW DID IT BECOME HOME TO YOU?

I came to Surprise, AZ to be near my mother in 2004.  I joined DSCC in 2005 after a church-search of some months.  The preaching drew me, and the wonderful people have kept me here.  Recently, with my mother now in Glory, I moved to Litchfield Park to be closer to church and my friends here.

WHERE ARE YOU SERVING AT DSCC?

My biggest commitment is Tuesday morning Women’s Bible Study.  I am active in a Life Group, meeting in my home part of the year.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE VERSE & WHY?

Since high school, my favorite verses have been Philippians 4:6-7. “Be careful for nothing but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.  And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, will keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”  Of course I learned the verses in my King James Bible.

If you see MERLYNN around, be sure to say “Hi!”