Sandy and Sharon Spangler serve on staff with Cru (formally known here in the United States as Campus Crusade for Christ), and assigned to FamilyLife in Little Rock, Arkansas. Sandy came on staff in 1995 with his previous wife Cheryl and served with her at FamilyLife until Easter morning of 2013 when God took her home after an 18-month battle with cancer.
In November of 2015 God brought Sandy and Sharon, already on staff with FamilyLife since 1993, together to start a new chapter in their lives of combining their individual families into a new blended legacy for God’s purpose and glory.
In the early years on staff Sandy served in the Conference and Events Department of FamilyLife, giving leadership to between 7 and 10 conference cities, including Cleveland and Akron, Ohio, in the area of volunteer recruiting, marketing and promotion. In July of 2003 Sandy assumed responsible for training and coaching all FamilyLife missionary staff in the area of Ministry Partner Development (MPD). About that same time he was also assigned to those same responsibilities as part of Cru’s MPD Executive Team with his primary focus on new mid-career staff building their initial financial support team.
Sharon has served in a number of different roles at FamilyLife over the years including a stint as administrative assistant to Dennis Rainey, president of FamilyLife. She currently serves as a mid-level donor representative in FamilyLife’s Donor Relations Department where she communicates on a regular basis with more that 350-ministry partners currently on her caseload.
Together they have 5 grown children and 9 grandchildren.