Applestar is a network of training programs designed to assist the Christian educator with creative resources and tools for effective ministry. Supporting mainly women and children, it is my desire to reflect Christ in all I do and say.
I'm Jean Marrapodi, the Executive Director for Applestar. I'm also a wife, mother, and grandmother. I run the Christian Education department at Providence Assembly of God, where I work with people from all walks of life, including the Liberian refugees I teach reading to every Sunday morning. I have my Ph.D. in Adult Education, receiving my degree from Capella University, where I focused on adult literacy, particularly new readers. You'll find links to my studies on this site as well. Most importantly, I'm a daughter of the King of Kings, and I find my primary identity in Christ, who loved me enough to die for me. God freely offers the gift of eternal life to everyone who asks Him for it. I'd love to chat more with you about it. Feel free to drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In this website, you'll find programs that I've developed as well as links to resources that I've found helpful in my ministry. I've learned that the best way to discover new resources is by word of mouth, so drop me a line if you know of a resource I should include. Topics are grouped by subject to make them easy to access. You can always return to this page by clicking on any Applestar logo.
Blogging with the best of them...
I've been keeping a blog for a while, primarily to note things of interest to me in my professional world, but thought I'd put a link to it here on my site if any of you want to check out Learning About Learning. I'll be moving my blog here to this site shortly.
I recently took a missions trip to India. What an experience! Read about it here.