Marissa uses her gifts as an organizer, project manager and creative to the Advancement team on the role of Executive Assistant. Not only does she provide direct support to the CDO, she coordinates the field activities of the Advancement directors, facilities communications with ministry partners for our Mid Pacific Center and Annual Global Summit, and leads the Haggai Sponsorship program.
Prior to Haggai, Marissa served as a Senior Accounts Director for one of the nation’s largest faith centric advertising and marketing firms. In this role, Marissa led the media, marketing, production, digital and all creative elements for several large television broadcast ministries. She also helped various clients in areas of public relations, partnership development, and donor retention and even helped launch a child welfare organization in Guatemala. Marissa became known by her clients for her professionalism and passion to help them achieve their goals and fulfill their mission.
Before her successful marketing career, Marissa served as Founding/Senior Pastor and Chief Operations Officer of The Bridge Church of Jacksonville. In addition to her preaching and ministry duties, Marissa led all of the ministry’s service and guest relations teams. She also provided leadership to the church’s family ministries and office staff.
Marissa has her BA in Christian Leadership and Pastoral Counseling from Logos University. She is also a licensed and ordained minister. She is a seasoned missionary, having spent time on the field in Guatemala, Montserrat, Belize, Mexico and numerous locations within the United States. In 2016, she was awarded the Presidents Volunteer Service Award from President Barak Obama for her lifelong commitment of volunteer service and helping to address the needs in her community.
Marissa has been married to her husband and best friend Charlie for over 20 years and together they have two daughters, Brianna and Sydney.