Monique Dorow , with husband Scott, and children, Victoria, Micah, and Josiah

Monique Dorow, with husband Scott, and children, Victoria, Micah, and Josiah

I was born and raised in Minnesota where I grew up attending and serving in a Lutheran Church.  When I was 17 years old, I started working as a secretary at a fertilizer plant in my hometown.  My boss was very influential in my spiritual life. I began attending Bible studies he and his wife held in their home and started to attend their church (Evangelical Free Church).  Although I had a great deal of knowledge about God it was during these years that I became aware of the absence of a personal relationship with Christ and the fact that I had never trusted that Christ suffered and died for me personally paying the debt for my sins past, present as well as future and that He rose again on the third day.

Following high school, I attended the local community college for my generals.  I had planned to attend South Dakota State University in Brookings South Dakota my second year to finish a four year degree as a Medical Technologist.  My boss from the fertilizer plant offered to pay for me to attend a year of school at Oak Hills Bible College in Bemidji Minnesota.  During that year I grew even closer to the Lord and had a real hunger for His Word.   I then decided to change course and attended a technical college in Alexandria Minnesota for a two year degree as a Medical Laboratory Technician.  I was employed at Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar, Minnesota for 15 years at a Medical Laboratory Technician.

While I lived in Minnesota I attended and served at the Evangelical Free Church where my husband Scott and I were married in July 1994.  We have been blessed with 3 children, Victoria in 1995, Micah in 1997 and Josiah in 1999.

In 2005, following our move to Iowa, we began to attend Steamboat Rock Baptist Church in the fall.  Scott and I have served in different areas of the church.  I have been involved in several aspects of children’s ministry and in 2011 took over as the church secretary while the previous secretary took a leave to stay home with their two little ones.  It is an honor and privilege to serve God as a staff member of Steamboat Rock Baptist Church.