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Deanna King

Deanna King

“God used Teen Challenge Montana Women’s Outreach to transform me and my life . . . and He is still refining me.”

Deanna arrived at Teen Challenge in January of 2008 just out of jail. Prior to jail she was homeless.  In November of 2009 she graduated the program having been delivered from a life of alcohol, drugs, street life, prostitution and selling drugs.

The journey is ever winding while God continues to prove Himself sufficient.  After Teen Challenge, while still living in Missoula, Deanna became the house manager for the Carol Graham Home from 2009 - 2011.  She also served in a Rehab Service and Support role for the Winds of Change Health Mental Agency.  Deanna has three years of college under her belt, working towards a Social Service Degree.  She is currently in the process of getting her Chemical Dependency Professional Trainee for the State of Washington

In October of 2011, God called Deanna back to Tacoma, Washington.  Trusting in Him, she moved home, living with a family member until God revealed more. . . and He did.  Deanna began attending Trinity Church of Pierce County and this is where she heard that they needed a house manager for their new women’s transitional house called Emilie’s House. In November of 2011 she applied and was offered the position. She took the position in December 2011 and has been there ever since as the house manager to a seven room facility with amazing ladies.

Having a heart for women facing similar challenges and backgrounds, God moved Deanna to start a ministry group reaching out to mom’s who have lost their children to Child Protective Services.  This group has been in operation since May of 2012.  To augment her income and ministry beyond the walls of the Church, Deanna also works as a Certified Peer Counselor for Greater Lakes Mental HealthCare Agency.

Deanna would be the first to say that she hasn’t “arrived” and there is still work to be done, but she is trusting in the Author and Perfector of her faith (Heb. 12:2)