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Maitland Pres Q & A: Vanessa Urban

  • Tell us a little about your background

I was born in West Palm Beach, Fl. I have lived my entire life in Florida. I have lived in Belle Glade, Wellington, Immokalee, Fort Myers and now reside here in Maitland.

  • If a couple, where and when did you first meet one another?

I met my husband my senior year of high school. We both started working at the Hollywood Video in Oviedo at the same time.

  • What are some of your favorite hobbies?

I have so many! If only I had equal amounts of time. I enjoy entertaining family and friends. I love to feed people, so cooking is high on the list. I enjoy some arts and crafts. I've even done a Bob Ross painting. I enjoy playing the guitar, playing video games with my husband and son, reading and anything that allows me to be creative.

  • What might someone be surprised to learn about you?

I was the majorette for the band at my high school. For those who aren't sure what the majorette does, they are the ones who twirl batons.

  • Why do you choose to attend Maitland Pres?

I was pregnant with my son when we started looking for a church. My husband and I were both raised in the church and had fond memories of Sunday school and youth group and we wanted that for our son. Maitland had strong programs for both. Also, right away, we felt really comfortable here!

  • How long have you been a member of Maitland Pres?

A little over 14 years.

  • How do you feel that Maitland Pres makes an impact in the community?

I think Maitland Pres biggest impact on the community is that it is an open and welcoming place. That everyone can come here and be loved for who they are and as they are.

  • What ways are you involved with the church?

Over the years I have been a part of many things, but currently I am the Director of Children's Ministry and Co-Direct the youth program here at the church.

  • What is a scripture you love or frequently return to and why?

There are many, but I would say that Mark 5:36 and Matthew 28:20 are at the top. These scriptures serve as great reminders that God is with me and that I need not fear.

  • What are some of your personal favorites? App, Food, Color, Animal, Book, Music/Singer

My favorite apps would probably be Instagram and Pinterest. Some of my favorite foods include plain glazed donuts and anything buffalo flavored with of course a side of ranch. My favorite color is green and I LOVE dogs! I have too many favorite books to pick just one. And as far as music goes, my favorite band has always been U2.


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