Hi! I’m Marvae Eikanas, and I wish that we were able to get acquainted in person over a steaming cup of coffee. In lieu of that, allow me to share my story with you; I hope that soon you will share your story with me!
The people around me describe me as an energetic, disciplined, and organized “go-getter” that loves her family and loves God! I am passionate about helping people become all that God has created them to be. I also love to read, cook, exercise, garden, create, and enjoy treasured times with friends! I’m passionate about life and feel abundantly blessed with the many roles God has had for me in my life.
My husband of nearly 30 years, Bradley, is my untiring champion. I’m so glad God brought us together! I’m the mother of three amazing adult children – Austin, Sierra and Dayton. I homeschooled all three of my children from preschool to high school, a wonderful learning experience for us all. It enabled us to navigate the seven years my daughter battled a life-threatening immune disorder; I am happy to share that God healed my daughter. I’m pleased that my two older children have graduated college and that my youngest graduates in just a few months. My family just keeps growing with the addition of a daughter-in-law, a son-in-law and a sweet chubby gandson that is full of smiles!
For 22 years, I have simultaneously managed a full family life, writing and publishing Bible curriculum for preschool and elementary children through Cantamar Publishing and holding various church staff roles. I had the pleasure of directing children’s, middle school, and youth ministries. I was responsible for a variety of church operations such as leadership coaching and development, community groups, and supervising team leaders. I also managed church communication.
I still have a heart for ministry despite recently stepping away from my church staff position after 22 years. Coming alongside leaders and helping them become more effective in their calling rewarded me more than any other aspect of my leadership experience. I would be delighted to help you on your leadership journey as you juggle your many areas of responsibilities. I long for you to discover who God created you to be and how He can enhance your leadership. Let’s have a conversation, with or without coffee, as you seek to lead life well at home, at work, and in ministry.
Education & Experience
- Degree in Business and Economics from Westmont College
- Certified Professional Life Coach through Christian Coach Institute
- ACC through ICF International Coach Federation
- LIFT Certificate (Leadership Institute for Transformation)
- Certified DISC Consultant
- Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument (HBDI) Certified Practitioner
- Former Director of Community & Operations at Vineyard Community Church
- Owner of Cantamar Publishing