Darlene

 In June of 2019, I was extremely blessed to join the Mountain View staff – to train as an office manager.  Well, if I’m not careful, officer manager could soon be labeled office “COP,” because I love to Clean, Organize, and Purge! No, seriously, I am working with the most amazing brothers and sisters in Christ, and I am humbled to be used by God in an integrative role during such a time of growth and change in the ministry of Mountain View Community Church.

I was born in Washington, D.C. and spent my childhood years in Manassas, Va.  My two sisters and I were raised by loving Christian parents who taught us the virtues of hard work, integrity, and living the gospel by serving. I prayed to receive Christ as Savior at the age of eight. In 1972, our family lost everything in Hurricane Agnes, which left our entire neighborhood under water for several days. The following year my family relocated to Culpeper – my dad’s hometown.  I entered middle school in Culpeper, went on to graduate from Culpeper County High School, went to work for a local insurance agent, married my high school sweetheart, was blessed with eight children, homeschooled eight children, worked as bookkeeper for our family dairy farm business, studied at Kings College and then Liberty University, began teaching other children at Culpeper Christian School, and since 2010 have served as the founding director of CHAMPIONS for Christ, a homeschool co-op for high school students.  Woven throughout this journey of life, I have also had the joy of serving in my church family through leading worship, teaching women’s Bible studies, and lots of nursery/children’s church time in my younger years.  My family and I joined Mountain View in 2009.  I think the thing that I’ve come to appreciate most about MVCC is the genuineness of its leadership team.

My love language is quality time/quality conversation, and I delight in any time that my children and eighteen-plus grandchildren want to spend with me. In my alone times, I enjoy worship, reading, writing, being outdoors, and cooking for others.  My favorite dessert is strawberry pie and I think it should qualify as a healthy breakfast entree! I dream of someday being able to pick up where I left off with my college studies and graduate, coach and encourage the brokenhearted, and live in a home with a backyard view of the Blue Ridge Mountains.  For now, I am simply trusting God for His enabling to serve the staff and family at Mountain View well.   “He who calls you is faithful, who also will do it.”  I Thess. 5:24