Tarryn and her husband, Randy Esparza live in Delano, MN and are parents to 5 great kids: Heidi, Zach, Alex, Daniel and Ben; two labs – Millie, the church mascot and her brother, Huck. Tarryn was born and raised in Bismarck, North Dakota, graduating from Bismarck High Schooland Bismarck State College, and fluent in Spanish. She attended Apostolic Bible Institute in St. Paul, MN thinking she may be a missionary. After marrying in 1987, Tarryn lived and worked in Dover, Delaware for 10 years while her late husband taught atKent Christian College. They attended Kent Christian Center where Tarryn sang in the choir and was a teacher’s assistant at Kent Christian Academy as well as registrar for Kent Christian College. In 1998, Tarryn and her late husband returned to the Twin Cities and began attending Spirit of Grace Church. In 2007, after a short battle with cancer, Tarryn’s first husband, John, passed away. Tarryn was blessed to marry her good friend and (then) Youth Pastor Randy Esparza and the two of them minister in several capacities at Spirit of Grace Church. Tarryn sings with the praise team and, since August 2011, has been SGC’s Administrative Assistant and often helps her husband, Randy, by working from home. Tarryn loves worshipping with the praise team and enjoys walking her dogs, spending time with her husband and kids, gardening, reading, knitting, crocheting, sewing and entertaining friends and family.