Avery Bailey is the Student Ministry Director at Park Baptist Church. With a background in education, curriculum and instruction, and several years of teaching experience, Avery is passionate about working with students. Through mentoring and leading youth in weekly bible study and small group time, Avery’s goal is to point students within the community to Jesus. Her favorite thing about student ministry is getting to know students at a personal level, and seeing them return each week to learn more about Christ and walk in faith with their peers and mentors. It is her goal to show each and every student that their identity is in Christ, and that his love is eternal, no matter what.

Avery holds a BS degree in Middle School Education, and a MS degree in Educational Curriculum and Instruction from Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville. She and her husband Jason have one son, one daughter and a sweet Mini-Schnauzer named Sophie. When Avery isn’t working with students, she enjoys spending time outside on the farm, feeling the warmth of the sunshine, reading, coffee, family game nights, and visiting family back home in Trenton.