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TARI

DEAN

CHILDREN'S DIRECTOR

Tari has served as the Director of Children's Ministry since May of 2016. She graduated from Malone College in Ohio with a degree in elementary education and taught kindergarten and sixth grade for four years before she and her husband Barry moved to Florence in 1988. Thanks to a friendly realtor, they found Church at Sandhurst within weeks of their move and knew immediately they were home when they experienced the excellent Bible teaching and warm welcome of so many other young couples.

In the early '90's, Tari became very involved in children's ministry at the church as God added four children (Heidi, Aaron, Chris, and Lizzy) to their home. After home schooling their children for 16 years, Tari served for 9 years at The King's Academy as board member, teacher, administrator, and admissions director. Now with her own children "leaving the nest," she is excited to be investing in the lives of other young children and their parents. Teaching the Bible is one of her favorite things in the world!

Having spent MANY enjoyable years cheering on her own children as they played a variety of sports, Tari loves watching all kinds of sports with her husband Barry. (Their favorite team is THE Ohio State Buckeyes). She loves reading, the outdoors, camping, traveling, and being in the company of her family and good friends!