Tanya Marie Eustace CampenRev. Dr. Tanya Marie Eustace Campen is an ordained deacon and currently serves as the Director of Intergenerational Discipleship for the Rio Texas Conference.
Tanya holds a doctorate of philosophy in Christian education and congregational studies from Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary. Her research focus is children's spirituality. She has over 20 years of ministry and 10 years of teaching experience including previous appointments in the local church and at Discipleship Ministries (an agency of the UMC).
Tanya writes regularly on topics concerning children, families, and intergenerational ministry. Grounded in United Methodist theology, Tanya's ministry seeks to help all persons discover and live in response to God's grace and love.
When Tanya is not at work, she can be found spending time with her husband Ryan. their son (who they lovingly call "Thumper"), and their Portuguese Water Dog, Bela Esperanca (beautiful hope).
Tanya also spends a lot of her free time outside- experiencing God's beautiful creation. Running, cycling, and yoga help keep Tanya connected to God as well as personal meditation, prayer, and her time with beloved friends and family. Tanya has completed three marathons and a Bike MS 150 mile ride. Tanya believes that God is actively present in the lives of all people and enjoys discovering God in every life moment.