Raised on Long Island Marianna had big dreams about living and working in NYC. She would some day get off the “
The next thing she knew she was married and raising two boys. Well it seems that road had a sharp curve too; not long after she found herself alone raising those two boys. With the deck stacked against her she did what she knew to do, dig in and get to work. She used the talents gained years before and started her professional life again. This time however it was mixed with diapers and daycare. Trying to balance a successful career, and two of the most wonderfully active children was not the life she had dreamed of, but it was moving along. Again she set her sights on the corporate ladder, and had her success, but again she found it empty.
There was yet one more curve in the road.
On a cool autumn day while watching her son play football she began talking with another parent on the sidelines. He was a Rhema grad and the pastor of a local church. Pastor Kassimis graciously invited her to come and hear him preach. Knowing that she wanted her children to know about God, but not wanting to return to the denomination she grew up in, she accepted the Pastor’s invitation and attended church. The rest as they say is history.
On Christmas Eve 2000 she gave her heart to Jesus, and life has never been the same. A few months later she was enrolled in
She has since returned to