Alana Varley

Center Services Assistant

Alana Varley

What is the most rewarding part of your job?

The most rewarding part of my job are the stories tucked away inside the blog posts I edit. I love to read about individuals growing spiritually or emotionally; these posts are such an encouragement to me.

What is your favorite Bible verse/book/chapter/section? Why?

I know it’s cliche, but I love Romans 8:28. It is a reminder that God is in control of my circumstances, and that even the difficult things are producing good fruit in my life.

Where are you from? Where did you grow up?

grew up in Concord, NH. In New Hampshire, we take our ice cream very seriously. "Frozen Dairy Dessert" is not ice cream and never will be. I also drink iced coffee year-round, even if it's negative fifteen degrees outside.

What is something people don't know about you?

When I was four years old, my parents tried to teach me how to water ski. They tossed me into the water, glided a couple skis across to me, and threw me the rope, shouting various instructions as they did so. They actually thought there was a chance I would get up when my dad hit the gas. It took me seven years to learn how.

What is your favorite book (other than the Bible)?

So Brave, Young, and Handsome, by Leif Enger. I have never felt as calm as I did while I was reading this book.