Madonna was born in Saint Louis, Missouri. The oldest girl of 8 siblings, she grew up faithfully attending church with her family. As a young stay-at-home mom, she began in ministry at a large local church teaching toddlers. She had a great burden to share the word of God in bite-sized pieces to the little ones, believing that they, too, could learn and grow in their faith.
Madonna was ordained in ministry in the early ’90s and licensed by the Foursquare Church in 2000. Most recently (in 2014), she received an ecclesiastical endorsement from ICFG to serve as a hospital chaplain. This has further advanced her ministry at the Missouri Veterans Home in North Saint Louis County where she visits with the residents on a one to one basis, speaks at CFC-led chapel services and ministers to the family members of the veterans.
Our church began as an interdenominational home church, and Madonna felt God’s call to carry on the work when the founding pastors moved away due to a job change. The church moved from a home to a rented space and finally to our current home in Saint Charles in 2004 shortly after joining the Foursquare denomination. Madonna cares for her congregation by encouraging each one of us to discover our giftings. She focuses on working with our members to grow and serve within our gifts and callings in order to honor God and to serve others.
Madonna is an avid reader who enjoys historical fiction and biographies and would describe herself as a “PBS nerd.” She also loves spending time with her family & friends and working in her yard and flowerbeds in her free time. Her passion is that every person should have a church that feels like home, where they are able to grow in their faith.