Debbie Toner
Director of Community Development

“Only God can turn a MESS into a message, a TEST into a testimony, a TRIAL into a triumph and a VICTIM into a victory!” 


Background: I was involved in leadership at Hillspring for many years before accepting the call to a staff position about 3 years ago. I love working with others as God uncovers and encourages their potential.  In the process of journeying with others I too am transformed.

Brad and I have been married since I was 20 and we have two grown sons.  We are blessed to have their families and our grandchildren close.

I continue to take advantage of opportunities to grow into what God calls me to.

What I like most about the Hillspring Church Community: We like to have fun together; doing life, learning, serving and loving on others.

Favorite Movie: Movies about triumph in spite of challenge.

AHA! Moment: I am formed and informed by my brokenness. Because my history is part of my destiny God can use me to connect compassionately with others.

Book I would recommend: Anything by Henri Nouwen