Coming from a small town outside of Rockford, IL, Anitta first began working with children in the church at the age of 14. Over the last 8 years, she has served in many positions within children's ministry. Over the last year, she has served at Sharon UMC in Plainfield, IL as a Youth & Family Ministry Intern. Throughout her time here, she has developed a passion for programming for and outreach with children. Recently, Anitta began her ministry at First UMC, Glen Ellyn as the Coordinator of Christian Education. Upon graduation in the Spring of 2013, Anitta intends to pursue seminary to receive her M.Div for ordained ministry on the Elder's track. Listening for God's call, Anitta is being open to any and all opportunities that He puts in front of her.