Marsharie Williams

Full Name 
Marsharie Williams

Position Title at SSUMC
Director of Youth Ministry

What is your favorite scripture verse?
John 1:1 "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God."

What keeps you working and worshiping at St. Stephen UMC?
I love that the members of St. Stephen UMC are very friendly and they embrace people from all backgrounds.

One thing you like most about St. Stephen UMC.
I like the traditional feeling in the atmosphere during the worship service.

What areas do you cover as a part of the staff at St. STephen UMC?
I am the Director of Youth Ministry at St. Stephen UMC.

What exactly do you do at St. Stephen UMC?
I ensure that all parts of the youth ministry provide an opportunity for young people to experience spiritual growth through discipleship and fellowship events.

What is your favorite aspect of ministry?
I enjoy seeing the manifested works of the Holy Spirit in the body of Christ.

When did you know you wanted to serve God by going into ministry?
I learned about my love for ministry when I first worked for a non-profit organization by the name of Project Transformation. I learned how much I loved working in a church atmosphere.

Tell us a little about your family.
I have two younger siblings. I have one brother who is 30 and another brother who is 14. I was raised by my mother who now lives in Ft. Worth.

Who are some of your heroes?
I have always looked up to Michelle Obama because she is a hard worker, a great mom, an excellent wife, and a person of character. I also value the teachings and preachings of Martin Luther King Jr.

Any spiritual gifts we should know about?
I have the gift of teaching, preaching, and spiritual discernment.

What was your nickname growing up?
Rere (ree-ree)

Tell us about your children and grandchildren.
I have one child. His name is Athanasius Williams and he is five years old. His name is greek and it stands for "eternal life". He loves to sing, dance, play, and read.

What’s your quirkiest characteristic?
I like to sing at random times throughout the day.

Worst job you've ever held? Why?
The worst job I've ever had was when I worked in a warehouse because it was physically demanding and required very little intelligence.

Any favorite movies or books?
My favorite all time movie is "Annie" and my favorite book to read is the "Bible".

Are there any pets in your household?
We have one dog at my house. Her name is "Dutches" and she is very spiritual. She actually believes that she is royalty because we spoil her a lot.

What is your educational history?
I went to school at Paul Quinn College in Dallas, TX and graduated with a B.S. in Social Studies (4th-8th grades). In addition, I attended seminary at Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, MA with a M.A. in Educational Ministries.

Are you a good student? Why or why not? 
Yes I was a wonderful student because I love to learn new things.

What kind of music/media do you have on your iPod?
I have different genres of music on my pandora account. I love country music, gospel, pop, gospel rap, R&B, and classical music.

What is your favorite TV show as a child?
My favorite show as a child was "Saved by the Bell".

Who's your favorite Biblical character?
My favorite biblical character is the apostle Paul.

Have you ever had an embarrassing moment? Please share!
I walked out of a restroom with tissue on my shoe!

What’s your favorite toy? Why?
My favorite toy use to be small horse I had called "My Little Pony".

So, what gets on your nerves?
I don't like when people are rude.

You have a unique hobby. What is it?
I love to read!

One thing I’m not sure that I want anyone to know is...
I'm a bible geek!