Brooke Vancleave has been attending Harvest for six years. She and her husband, Andy have been married for ten years, and have four children. Brooke is a Second Grade teacher at LaMesa Elementary, and thrives most when helping others. She also, enjoys reading, cooking, and watching Netflix. She is such a homebody, so staying home and playing board games with her family all day, is what her favorite type of day would be.
Who is your hero and why? My hero is my daddy. He is the calm to every storm, in our family. He has shown me that even in the deepest of falls that our Lord Savior is never far away. He devotes his life to serving the Lord through community, and never doubts one step of God’s plan. His life has never been easy, but his story gives hope to so many. I am may be 33 years old, but I still call him before I make any huge decision in my life.
What one event in your childhood had the greatest impact on your life? It is hard to narrow it down, but I would have to say, playing sports. Believe it or not, I was a huge tom-boy growing up, and would spend hours in my driveway playing basketball. It taught me discipline, teamwork, leadership, and so many important life skills that I believe has made me into the woman I am today.
If you weren’t doing what you do today, what other job would you have? My mom, sister, and I have a store that is called Stuffology. We have so much fun at the store together! If I were not a teacher, I would definitely be able to devote more time to that.
What “lesson from mom” do you still live by today? Oh goodness, there are so many. I would say the one that has defined me so much, in this season of life, is to find your passion….pray about it, live by it, laugh about it, and run with it!