Unicorn Cakes and hidden passions

We’ve loved spending the month of October learning about Hannah Parrish, an incredible young woman whose faith and devotion are evident in her actions and words. We’ve already shared some of Hannah’s Lakeland activities. But when prompted to share the full scope of...

Retreats and Contemplation

We’re sitting with Hannah Parrish in Lakeland’s lobby, relaxing on the leather sofas as she shares her story. Hannah shares that she’s recently committed to participating in another ministry: Women’s Contemplative Retreats. She leans forward, hands clasped together as...

Hannah’s River Community

Hannah stays busy at Lakeland, from retreats to volunteering with the church’s youth. One group she especially joins being a part of is The River. From worship nights and prayer to dances and field trips to local events, The River provides a haven for burgeoning...

Hannah’s Lakeland Family

Hannah Parrish walks into Lakeland, her calm nature and maturity belying her youth. Dressed in a classic black sweater and matching black and white sneakers, the gentle smile she shares with the interview team provides a glimpse into the young woman who donates a...

A World Traveler

As we wrap up our interview with Jenn Beard, Pastor Marta asks about Jenn’s frequent trips around the globe. “You appear to everyone that you’re a world traveler, always on the go, not enough time to get with you, that you’re worldly and super smart.” A shy smile...