Meet Jayme Barone
Born and raised on my family’s farm just outside of Findlay, Ohio; I was brought up in a Christian home. My great-great-grandfather helped build the rural United Methodist church where my family attended, and where my mom was the pianist and my dad sang in the choir. As a child, life on the farm and in a church full of farming families provided concrete lessons on the sovereignty, goodness, and provision of our Almighty God and our reliance on Him alone. It was not, however, until I attended a Youth for Christ conference at the age of 14 that I fully grasped the notion that my sinfulness separated me from God and that my salvation could not be earned. I accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior at that conference.
The very first time I visited Christ Church at Grove Farm was during my senior year at Grove City College, in the spring of 2007. I was a member of the GCC Touring Choir, who came and sang one Sunday morning during the services here. Having been in a different church nearly every week as a college music student, I was touched by the friendly welcome, sound Biblical teaching, and evident passion for the Gospel. After graduating with degrees in music performance and music education I moved to Pittsburgh and joined the music ministry here at CCGF. I met my husband Rob at a function of the Young Adults ministry where he was giving his testimony. Rob was a fairly new believer at the time and I was in awe of how the Holy Spirit had transformed his life. In 2009, I became a member of the church, was baptized by immersion, and Rob and I were married here in the church that fall. We have both been so blessed by the discipleship, mentorship, and community of believers we have experienced here.
After teaching elementary music for a couple of years, I became a stay-at-home mom as we began our family and also worked part-time for 11 years for Starbucks as a shift supervisor and trainer for new hires. The end of my time at Starbucks came when the Lord led Rob and I to a decision to homeschool our children. I am now in my second year homeschooling our four precious children: Liam (10), Gavin (8), Colin (6), and Greta (5).
Here at CCGF, I have served in several different areas: in the music ministry for several years as a member of the choir and praise band & orchestra, on the Raising Arrows (formerly MOPS) leadership team, and most recently for 2 years as coordinator of that ministry, Summer Day Camp, Encounter Coffee Bar, table leader for the Women of the Word Bible Study, and Pathfinders.
It is an honor to be considered for Parish Council. I humbly look forward to serving and prayerfully and obediently seeking God’s will for our church as we fulfill our calling and mission to share the good news of the Gospel of Jesus Christ with our community, our city, and the rest of the world.