Missy Wood

Deaconess Candidate

Missy Wood moved to Austin two years ago with her husband Asher, and three kids, Gaia, Presley, and Marlon. She began her story in North Carolina, and as she's lived in NC, TN, CA, and now TX, her faith has been a valuable foundation for her. She reflects with gratitude the way the Lord has blessed, rescued, and called her, each step of her journey, from being called to particular geography and people to being called to serve in a particular way. She's used her gifts to serve and lead in creative endeavors, through design, photography, painting and drawing, as well as nurturing artistic opportunities for others in teaching, planning events, and curating exhibitions. The healing she's seen in her own life, particularly in surviving cancer, has given her an enhanced appreciation for strong community, and a desire and sensibility to seek out others that need healing and love.