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Bio: Angie Hooie is the Kids Ministry Pastor at Two Rivers Church in Knoxville, TN. She’s been married to David for 21 years, and has 3 grown children. Angie graduated from UCF with a Bachelors in Legal Studies and a Minor in Criminal Justice.
From a young age, Angie had a strong connection to her family church; she’s been volunteering in children’s ministry for over 20 years, and was called into vocational ministry 7 years ago. In her day-to-day, she oversees 2 church campuses and is helping to start a 3rd campus. She has been deeply involved in growing and expanding her church’s special needs ministry.
One of her greatest joys in ministry is building up her leadership teams, cheering for and encouraging them, and celebrating them as they learn how to best use their gifts. Angie has grown in her leadership skills through the courses she has taken from INCM such as Equip Starter Course, the Engage Children’s Ministry Certification, Coaching Certification, and Leadership Starter Certification Course. In her spare time, Angie loves to cook dinner for her family so they can talk and share around the dinner table. She reads any book by Karen Kingsbury, and often takes her giant puppy Leela for long walks.
Position: Kids Ministry Pastor
Location: Lenoir City, TN
Years in Ministry: 20 Years
What do you believe is the most important thing for a children’s ministry leader to remember heading into Easter?
As you are busy prepping for Good Friday, Easter services, and Easter Egg hunts, make sure that you are spending time with Jesus, sitting in the mystery and glory of the cross, the empty tomb, and what Jesus did for you! We can get so busy taking care of everyone else, that we don’t take care of our own personal relationship with Jesus (not just at Easter time).
What is one tool or resource that has made a difference for you in your ministry or leadership?
The biggest “tool or resource” that has made a difference for me in my ministry is relationships with other ministry leaders. When I started investing in those and not trying to do this on my own, I flourished and so did my ministry. Being able to have those relationships, bounce ideas off one another, cry with one another, I believe is why I have also been able to be in ministry for the length of time that I have been and not burned out.
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