Children's Minister

Taryn Cleaves

Taryn joined BCC in 2017.  Born in Memphis, TN and raised in Murfreesboro, TN she attended Middle Tennessee State University receiving her Bachelor’s degree in Advertising and Marketing.  Taryn worked as store manager for Chick-fil-A for ten years before understanding her call to full-time ministry.  In 2011, she accepted a position at her local church to be the children’s pastor.  In 2016, Taryn graduated from Bethel Seminary (St. Paul, MN) with her Master’s in Children’s and Family Ministry. 

Taryn is energetic and passionate about building relationships with children and their families through ministry.  She has a heart for teaching children about Jesus in addition to developing them as leaders in their children’s ministry. 

Taryn has two feline children: Jonas and Phoebe.  She is a self-described lifelong learner and a huge admirer of Abraham Lincoln.  She also enjoys reading, baseball, Dr. Pepper, cooking/baking and eating sweets.