Amber Spence

Student Ministries Coordinator

Brief description of what you do at SCBC:
My parents started coming to SCBC when I was a little baby, so I’ve been part of SCBC for my entire life! I started volunteering with the high school group, helping with events and leading a small group right after graduating high school. In 2013, I interned with Student Ministries and then was asked to come on staff in late 2014. I currently do administrative work for student ministries – planning our camps, sending lots of emails, helping with events, working with spreadsheets, and leading a small group.

What was your first car?
I drove my parents’ SUV for a while and learned to park realllllyyyy well, thanks to the Cabrillo College parking lot. But, the first car I owned (and still own) is a 2003 Hyundai Elantra.

Where’s your favorite spot in Santa Cruz county?
Any beach. Or the forest. I love being in nature!

Favorite place to eat in Santa Cruz?
Aptos St. BBQ

What are your top 3 favorite movies?
Emperor’s New Groove, The Sound of Music, A Walk to Remember

What’s your hidden talent or a fun fact about you?
I love to sing! Musical Theatre was my thing senior year of high school.

What was your first paying job?
A clothing shop in the Capitola Mall.

Favorite food?
Breakfast Food/Potatoes! (French Fries, Tater Tots anyone???)

Favorite quote?
“Be still, and know that I am God.” – Psalm 46:10

Hometown?
Santa Cruz, California

Favorite book?
I can’t choose just one! To Kill a Mockingbird, the Hunger Games Trilogy, Pride & Prejudice

What would your ideal day off look like?
Going out to brunch in the morning, walking on the beach or hiking with my husband, then having some friends over for a BBQ and bonfire.