Leanna is currently the Front Office Ministry Assistant, and gets to support each of the ministries at Open Door uniquely through that. Previously, she served as our Missions and Adult Ministries assistant.
Leanna and her husband, Joe, met and married at a church plant in Orlando. After two years of friendship, they became a blended family with four kids: Paige (11 going on 35), Cierra (16, future forensic psychologist) Bekah (25, studying Early Childhood, and Chris (27, marrying this fall). Leanna and her family are originally from Florida and moved to Cleveland in 2011. They had been praying for a church home that shares the Bible in a challenging and relevant way, that believes serving is a form of worship, and where the pastor is accountable to God and to the congregation. They connected to Open Door right away and couldn’t ask for a better church family!
Leanna is very straight-forward, passionate, and hardly serious. She has a unique outlook on life, a bit of wisdom to share, and a depth of joy to discover. In her free time, she loves reading, especially science fiction novels or something on social justice issues, and enjoys writing poetry and blogging. She loves all types of music, from Urban Gospel to Screamo to Classical. In her own words, she’s a “walking contradiction who loves Jesus and people.” She also aspires to have her own faith-based business someday soon.