Amanda Crawford

Director of Communications

Top Books

The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis (yes I still read this children’s book every year), The Lord of the Rings Trilogy by J.R Tolkien, The Poetry and Prose of William Blake, Rilke’s Book of Hours by Rainer Maria Rilke, De Profundis by Oscar Wilde, The Shack by William Young, Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers, and the Ecstasy of Loving God by John Crowder.

Top Movies

Ruby Sparks, Begin Again, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Frida, Across the Universe, Phantom of the Opera, Chicago, Moulin Rouge, Drop Dead Gorgeous, Mona Lisa Smile

Favorite Verse

Psalm 27:4

Favorite Pandora Station

Hipster BBQ,  Study Beats, Bethel

Childhood Hero

My art teachers, I can’t pick one: Mrs. Jackson, Mrs. Brekke, Mrs. Hansen, Mrs. McKay and Mrs. Burchill

What Do You Like to Do for Fun

I love to be outside, play music and hang with my hubby

Ultimate Vacation Destination

Backpacking in Greece & Italy

A Little More About You

I grew up in North Dakota, yes it is actually a state. I met my best friend and now husband, Ian, when we started a band together as high school freshmen. Music is our love language. We enjoy writing and playing our own music and playing worship music. Ian and I have been leading worship together since 2004 and spent a summer in Kansas City interning as worship leaders at the International House of Prayer in 2008. I am a lover of all things art and music. I earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Minot State University in art education and taught advanced courses to high school students for eight years. In 2015, we moved 1700 miles from home to help friends we met while living in KC re-plant a church in Richmond. That season quickly transitioned to doors opening at Ironbridge where my day job turned from art teacher to director of communications. Life is a journey and I am learning to trust God at every turn.