Meet our Director of Children’s Ministry

Amanda Besso has been working in the SPC nursery since December 2017 and she will begin her role as Director of Children’s Ministry (D.C.M.) in January 2020. She began worshipping at SPC as a child, and in her adult years found her way back to Second. She has one son, Nathan, who is 4, who is joyfully engaged in the life of Second, and she is married to Mack Besso, who serves in the Navy. She has two bachelors degrees, one concentrated in criminal justice, the other in early childhood development. In the past she has also volunteered as a court appointed special advocate for neglected and/or abused children for the city of Newport News. Through her excellent work in the nursery, and regular participation in children’s ministry activities with her son, it has become clear Amanda has a heart for Second and a gift for developing the faith of young children. As the D.C.M. she will be responsible for planning the monthly mission and fellowship activities for the nursery and elementary-aged children of the church, overseeing the acolyte program, and assisting the staff in other faith-building activities for the children. Please do not hesitate to reach out to Amanda if you have any questions regarding the nursery or children’s ministry, her email is