Tara came to know Jesus as her savior in her Sunday School class. Her grandparents faithfully brought her to church where she heard from a young age that Jesus loved her. Growing up in Children’s Ministry made Tara want to volunteer with kids from the time she was a teen. Before joining EGM, Tara served in Children’s Ministry at Sunridge Community Church for 13 years, the last several on staff as Children’s Ministry Director. She has been on and lead several short-term ministry trips sharing the love of Christ with children and training children’s workers. She and her husband Greg continue to serve at Sunridge. They live in Temecula, CA with their 2 kids A.J. and Elizabeth.
Tara serves with Every Generation Ministries (EGM) as the Mobilization Coordinator. In this role, Tara contributes to EGM’s mission-to Transform Children in Christ through His Church. EGM accomplishes this by mobilizing local churches and groups for short-term ministry service in the field where EGM is developing or supporting partnerships. Tara also organizes local Children’s Ministry trainings and volunteers. Many churches around the world have no intentional ministry targeted to children. EGM works with churches in 14 countries providing training and tools for children’s ministry workers according to the biblical model of children’s ministry found in Deuteronomy 6. Just like Tara experienced growing up, she wants to help children understand God’s love, see the relevance of the Bible in their everyday lives, and experience its transforming power.