Michelle Whiting

Director of Communications & Outreach

Brief description of what you do at SCBC:
We starting attending SCBC 23 years ago. I came on staff about 22 years ago as the Preschool Director. I took a year off to do Beachfest Santa Cruz and then came back on staff and have been on staff ever since. I oversee church communications and local outreach and get an opportunity to do a bunch of other stuff.

What was your first car?
1965 T-bird

Where’s your favorite spot in Santa Cruz county?
The beach, any beach.

Favorite place to eat in Santa Cruz?
Eastside Eatery

What are your top 3 favorite movies?
Big Hero Six, Sound of Music, Transformers

What’s your hidden talent or a fun fact about you?
Corky the Clown

What was your first paying job?
Working for my mom and dad at Da Silva’s Lighting.

Favorite food?
Gluten Free Watsonville Apple Pizza from Pizza my Heart

Favorite quote?
“Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do… but how much love we put in that action.” – Mother Teresa

Hometown?
Soquel, CA

Favorite book?
Zite – it’s an app

What would your ideal day off look like?
Looking for sea glass, working in my garden, playing with the grandkids, hanging with family and friends.