Tony and Kris Binkowski joined Advent with son Jacob (now a 6th grader at Brady Middle School) in 2017. They transferred in from First Baptist Church of Streetsboro, and live in Moreland Hills. Tony is a self-employed personal trainer who has a side business in woodworking. Kris is a Vice President for Nielsen in their Advanced Analytics Space.
Tony graduated from high school in Spring Lake Park, Minnesota and spent 10 years in the Marines. Kris is a California girl, graduating from San Dimas High and Cal Poly in Pomona CA with her Bachelors and Masters Degrees. They met through mutual friends while Tony was stationed at Camp Pendleton CA, and were married at Glenkirk Presbyterian in Glendora CA April 16, 2005.
They are a very busy family, supporting Jacob’s love of competitive gymnastics, space and videogames. Tony enjoys hiking, camping, woodworking and motorcycling. He also is a Cub Scout leader. Kris enjoys gardening, working with children, quilting, and reading, and coaching the boys’ gymnastics. During COVID, they added chickens to their family and they all enjoy and take care of them. Tony is one of Pastor’s high-tech gurus, and Kris has taught Sunday School, directed the children’s choir, and helped with the food pantry. Both enjoy helping with the Fellowship Committee.
When asked what Advent means in their lives, they said they first fell in love with the children’ program, and the VBS program about Jesus when he was a child. They appreciate how the members of the congregation work together.
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