Diana Petras

Diana is the Facilities Manager at COF since October of 2016, but has been a faithful member and regular attender of Community of Faith for the past 10+ years. She has had the opportunity to volunteer at the church in many capacities, but has found her calling in this newest role. Prior to working at the church, Diana’s background was in Hospitality & Event Management, with almost 28 years in the field. She loves working with all types of people, organizing details, looking after the facilities, and using all of that to help create experiences for people that are welcoming and make them feel valued. Diana is married to her best friend, Jeremy, and has two teenagers at home, Jacob & Kaitlyn.

What is your favorite Scripture verse or passage?
“Be still, and know that I am God…” Psalm 46:10

What was your childhood ambition?
To be on my own and make my own decisions/be the boss – then I became an adult – what was I thinking?

What was your first job?
I was a cashier at the A&P grocery store when we still had to ask, “Paper or Plastic?”

What is your favorite food?
Pizza – any kind (I grew up in NJ)…Coffee is right at the top of the list, but I guess you would call that a beverage.

What would a perfect day be for you?
Walking through the woods on a crisp fall day with nothing to do but enjoy the smell and crunch of the leaves, sunshine, and be with my family. Laughing and silliness would be involved, and something yummy!

What are your favorite characteristics of Jesus?
His humility and that he came to serve. He spent time with those society viewed as “less than,” and let them know that they were loved and valued. We all have those moments in life, and can rest assured that his message is for all of us.