Jess Almlie

What is your ministry leadership position?
Kidventure Velocity Director

What are the names of your family members?
Ross, Greta, David

How did you come to PHCC?
When we moved to Fargo-Moorhead six years ago, I heard Jon speak at a moms group I was attending. We were looking for a church where people were welcoming and authentic and we found that at PHCC!

What do you appreciate about PHCC?
I appreciate the focus on authentic relationships with God and  others, the way that worshiping and serving God at PHCC is so creative, upbeat and energetic, the focus on kindness to the community, and messages about Christ that are relevant to my daily life.

Why do you do what you do?
Honestly, I never knew that serving God could be so creative, fun, energetic and silly all at once! Plus, it is amazing to see the faces of the kids each week – full of huge smiles, engaged and excited to learn about God. WooHoo!

Who/what inspires you?
I am inspired by potential. The potential that exists in each person and each group of people to achieve greatness. I think it’s particularly amazing that this potential can take so many different forms depending on our individual gifts, talents and motivations. There is nothing more amazing (or more inspiring) for me than seeing a group or individual seek and realize even a piece of the potential that exists for them.

What are your unique hobbies?
Searching the internet for new recipes, cooking, watching the Food Network, playing Sudoku on my phone, cycling, and learning about dogs.

What is your favorite restaurant?

Who is on your MP3 player right now?
I don’t actually have an MP3 player, but if I did, it would be Mozart piano concertos, swing/big band music, Natalie Grant, Nicole C. Mullen or maybe Go Fish!

What is your favorite ice cream flavor?
Chocolate Chip

What is your favorite junk food?
Chocolate Chip Cookies

What is your favorite movie?
I don’t have a favorite… not because I can’t choose, but because I don’t watch many movies. I’m not good at sitting still for 2 hours at a time. It’s not my gift.

What is your favorite type of pie?
Chocolate Mousse Pie

What is your favorite coffee?
I just love coffee in general!

Are you a Mac or a PC?
A little of both.