April McMillan, Designer

April McMillan, Designer

Name: April Mcmillan
Title: Designer
Department: Graphics, Web & Social Media
Other Areas Of Ministry: Kids Church; Street Outreach; Intercessory Team
Age I Was Saved: 8
Joined The Calvary Life Staff: 2000
Married: 2 years to Phil McMillan; no kids yet!
Previous Work: I was a design student working in retail.
Education: BA In Digital Design

Something I Find Most Interesting Is: Languages and words: “word of the day;” looking things up in the dictionary; learning things in other languages; the root meanings of words; grammar—ALL of that! Language arts was my favorite subject in school, besides art. I have always wished I had been in a spelling bee; I could have killed it.

One Of Best Things Anyone Said To Me: “It’s ok, I still love you.” And, “I have more for you.”

People I’d Like To Meet: Apostle Peter, Deborah, Jacob Cass.

My Hero Is: First, Jesus. Then, my mom; if not for her, i probably would not know the Lord at all!

One Of My Greatest Experiences With God: times of prayer and worship alone, writing things I know God put into my heart—those rare moments of free-flowing creativity when I feel most like myself.

Something Most People Don’t Know About Me: Sometimes I get an irresistible urge to pray for people I hear about on the news, and I always stop to pray when I see emergency responders on the street. What if that person has no one to pray for them?

My Greatest Gift, Talent Or Ability: It’s not really a talent, but I don’t have to know a lot about someone to pray for them and feel that it makes a difference. I like the fact that prayer is a great way to make an impact without drawing a bunch of attention!

Favorite Food: Mexican, Asian Fusion, Puerto Rican, Grilled… and most things drowning in cheese or chocolate, or just freshly picked.

Favorite Snack: Peanut butter, avocado, fresh blackberries, pineapple

Favorite Sport Or Team: I like to watch Basketball and the Olympics.

Favorite Movie: The (Original) Parent Trap; Bourne; Narnia; The Incredibles; My Cousin Vinny; Pride & Prejudice, Napolean Dynamite

Favorite Book/Author: Circle Trilogy by Ted Dekker; The Power of a Praying Wife by Stormie Omartian

Currently Reading: Graceling, by Kristin Cashore; Be Angry But Don’t Blow It, by Lisa Bevere

Favorite Place: Puerto Rico

A Place I Would Like To Go Someday: Europe, Brazil

What’s In My Earbuds: Lately I’m listening a LOT to Mute Math, JJ Heller, Audrey Assad, Bethany Dillon, Switchfoot

Favorite Scriptures: Psalm 19; Romans 6-8; Colossians 1; 2 Peter

Favorite Way To Pass Time: reading, watching tv, crocheting or making jewelry, blogging

Favorite Time Of Day: The Afternoon & Evening

Favorite Season: Summer

Favorite Holiday: Christmas… And My Wedding Anniversary!

Favorite Colors: Purple, Turquoise, Gray

If I Had A Superpower: I would be a shape shifter and spend time finding out what it’s like to be in other people’s place in life, to be perceived and treated differently. I would help people that I normally wouldn’t be able to help.

Least Favorite Food: Beet Soup, Okra, Roast Beef or any meat not well cooked

Least Favorite TV: Bachelor/Ette, Wipeout

What I Find Most Annoying: feeling like my creativity or style is being crunched; terrible customer service

A Habit I Am Trying To Break Or Form: To cultivate more contentment and less control—of things that aren’t mine to control.

My Favorite Pet: when I was 7 we had an old black & gray, one-eyed poodle named Pierre. In high school I had a boxer-mutt mix, Evander, who loved the ocean. They were the best dogs ever. (Original names, right?)

Someone I am Most Thankful for: My husband—his faith, honesty and ability to forgive always challenge me, and he keeps me laughing 🙂

One More Thing: Even though I am NOT a morning person, I like loud, energetic music in the morning because it helps me get motivated. My husband is a morning person, but he likes to be quiet in the morning. God’s got jokes!

Find Me Online: twitter @apriljmcmillan and my website

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