Tami Peña

Reliance Kids’ Director

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Tami Peña has served faithfully in the children’s ministry at Reliance Church since 2009 as the Reliance Kids’ Director. Tami has extensive experience in her position, as she has served over 20 years in children’s ministry leadership. She loves Jesus and His kids. Fittingly, Tami became a Christian at the age of 4 while attending a Vacation Bible School. She has carried with her a lifelong passion to help children know and to serve Jesus.

Her previous ministry service includes several years on staff at both Calvary Chapel North County and Temecula Creek Christian Fellowship.

Get to know Tami!

What is your role at Reliance Church?
Director of Reliance Kids

Describe your job in five words?
Grow children to love Jesus

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Child Psychologist

Coffee, Tea, or Soda?
I don’t like coffee, but loooove Starbucks Mango Dragonfruit Refresher!

Go-to worship song?
“Goodness of God” and “Fear is Not My Future,” and the classic: “How Great Is Our God”

Who has had the most influence in your spiritual life?
Jesus, my Aunt & Uncle, Pastor Ted & Brenda, and Pastor Chuck Smith

Food you can’t live without?
Mexican Food & cookies from Minor Bakery

Which Bible character would you most likely to be best friends with?

Favorite Quote of all time?
“A season of suffering is a small assignment when compared to the reward. Rather than begrudge your problem, explore it. Ponder it. And most of all, use it. Use it to the glory of God.” — Max Lucado

What is your hope for Reliance Church?
My hope is that we will abide in Colossians 2:6-7; “As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, as you have been taught, abounding in it with thanksgiving” as we continue to spur others on with God’s love and good deeds!