“Love what you do” -- these four words remind Rhiannon Barnett to strive with excellence, even in failing, at the things she loves. Her calling to be in the muck and mire of mission work is one of many things she loves, which is why she has devoted herself to the Operations Director position with Mission City Church.
She’s an Oklahoma girl from the small town of Randlet, located in the southwest part of the state. But she felt a calling to go beyond the comfort of her home when she was a freshman in college while working at the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma summer camp Falls Creek. Working side-by-side with North American Mission Board (NAMB) and International Mission Board (IMB) missionaries showed her she was to dedicate her life to missions and be sold no matter the call.
After graduating from Cameron University in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in international languages and political science, she made a leap for Vermont. She joined NAMB and was scheduled to only be in Vermont for one year. But Rhiannon discovered the great need for the Gospel in New England and could not fathom leaving what NAMB was doing in New England. After six years, Rhiannon is still with NAMB serving with Vermont Church Planting and Mission City Church.
As Mission City Church’s Operations Director, Rhiannon desires to aid and equip those who are leading and serving on each location and to foster and share the church’s vision. When she’s not in the church office, Rhiannon can be found at a local coffee shop curled up in a book. She finds that you can learn a lot about a particular location by observing it over a smooth medium roast.