Tena grew up in a small town in Indiana the second of five children. She remembers sitting down at the dining room table while her uncle helped her to become a Jesus follower when she was 10 years old. She and her family became active in a small home town church soon after.

Tena met and married her husband Kevin and they have 5 grown children. Tena has had an in home daycare for most of her adult life. She served in Children’s ministries as a young mother, becoming the Awana director at her home church in Auburn, Indiana.

After moving to Ohio in 2003 she soon became active at Cedar Creek Church where she met Greg and Sharry Haueter. After serving with them she became part of one of the small groups that founded Church3TwentyOne. She served along side of the many who founded this church taking the role of Children’s Director in August 2014.

With a fabulous team of volunteers and leaders, 321Kids leads children in learning to be Jesus followers. Tena is grateful for the opportunity to be used by God and to have the honor of serving with so many wonderful people!