As Brookside Connections Director, Amanda’s goal is to shepherd Brookside guests into an engaging environment where they feel right at home. She oversees friendly Connection Responders, hosts, ushers, Welcome Center volunteers, and the Coffee Café staff who energetically walk alongside each guest from first visit to first small group. The mission of the Connections Team is to love others as Christ loved us. Amanda has 9 years in sales, public relations, and business management, and taught preschool at Blackhawk Christian School before coming on staff at Brookside in January 2017. She and her husband Matt have two children and enjoy the craziness that comes with raising them.