My name is Rachel Joy Marroquin. I am employed at ProMedica Bay Park Hospital as a Registration Specialist in the Emergency and love serving not only my coworkers and the patients that walk through the doors, but also the nurses I work with during my shift. I am married to Adam, and together we share the joy of caring for our big dog, Hugo!
I made a personal decision to become a follower of Jesus when I was 13, but it wasn't until 2010 when I attended a mission school, YWAM (Youth With A Mission), that I was finally understanding what it meant to LIVE as a follower of Christ. In one of my past jobs as a paraprofessional in Toledo Public Schools, Jesus challenged me to love and give grace and be understanding when situations didn't seem fair or right. When I worked in fast food, Jesus challenged me to be patient and extend compassion to strangers that demanded their food as quick as possible. When patients come into the hospital panicked or upset, Jesus challenges me to be calm and kind. Each day is a gift from God and it is our duty to give it back to Him through our gifts, talents, time, and resources. I'm in awe that the Creator of this universe would have any interest in knowing my name, for I am one of many, yet He knows every ounce of my being, including the things I do not know of myself.
My name is Jillian Whitlow. I enjoy many things including working as a physician assistant at Toledo Hospital, spending time with my family (especially my nieces and nephews), hiking any chance I get, and enjoying the city I live in. I moved back to Toledo in 2013 after completing college at OSU and then at Wingate University in North Carolina, and I continue to love this city more and more. My life has been changed, healed, challenged, and saved by the grace and redemption in Jesus Christ and because of that I try to live each day with purpose, compassion, and seizing every opportunity to its fullest.
My name is Kathleen Giesler. I am the judge of the Ottawa County Probate and Juvenile Court where I have served since 2003. My husband and I are both "farm kids", so we love living on our eight acres of country paradise. When I am not making decisions about kids and families or loving on my own grandchildren, I can usually be found in my home library reading, studying and preparing to teach my adult Sunday School class.
As I reflect over my life, I am amazed to see from a now-larger lens the faith journey on which God has led me. I stutter at times on my quest to be fully formed in Christ but am so thankful, so blessed to have His peace that surpasses all my understanding.
My name is Steve Turnow. I grew up in Curtice, Ohio. I went to school at Adrian College where I majored in Business and played football and was a wrestler. I am an Organic Farmer by trade. I live in the country and enjoy being with my family and traveling. To me Jesus is the center of who I am and how I conduct my life. Ellis Ministries is another chapter to enhance my faith.
My name is Nancy Turnow. I grew up in Oregon, Ohio. I graduated from Owens Community College and majored in Radiology. I currently manage the Women’s Center at Mercy Hospital. I live in the country and enjoy being with my family and watching NCAA basketball. Jesus changed my life in 2013 and I have lived a life for Him ever since. It is an honor to serve in Ellis Ministries.
My name is Analisa Turnow. I grew up in Curtice, Ohio. I graduated from Spring Arbor University with a degree in teaching. I taught for six years in Raleigh, North Carolina. I currently am an Intervention Specialist and Transition Coordinator at Benton-Carroll-Salem Schools. I enjoy sports and traveling. I am the founder of Ellis Ministries and anticipatory of how God is going to move through this ministry.