Who I Am
I have written a formal bio (you can find it at the bottom of the page) but truth be told, this is who I am…
Cazandra Cecilia Campos “Hyphen” MacDonald (yes, that’s how my husband says my name). My Dad’s name was Gonzalo and he wanted a “Z” in my name…I was truly Daddy’s little girl. I am a classically trained musician who has taught in the public schools turned healthcare advocate with a passion for ministry.
My husband is a Pastor in the United Methodist Church, but he is so much more than a pastor. He makes my son’s laugh at the drop of a hat, has his own lyrics to just about every song, can sing like an angel and can moderate a yucky situation like no one else. Best of all he is truly my “bestie.” He is an amazing leader and he teaches me about ministry everyday by example.
I have two amazing sons, ten years apart! I’ve obliterated generations of fish in aquariums, stepped on Lego after Lego in the middle of the night and loved like I have never loved before and potty trained my youngest when I was 40 years old! Parenting two sons with Severe Hemophilia has been quite a journey, and it has made me a better person. I thank God everday for my boys.
I have felt a call to ministry for several years and have stepped out in faith by teaching Bible studies, speaking at Women’s events, attending conferences to learn how to develop my teaching and most importantly by showing up and letting God use me. I want everyone to know that they have the power to share God’s word through their everyday living.
My Everyday Life
If my family has clean clothes and a meal on the table during my work week, then I count myself as a success! Working full-time, being a pastor’s wife, loving my husband and handling the craziness of treating a bleeding disorder (my boys) keeps me on my toes. And I wouldn’t change a thing.
Cazandra MacDonald has a calling in her life…to encourage others. Her excitement is evident when she is able to share her message of optimism and reassurance to:
•Empower individuals to move past disappointment and live a life filled with purpose.
•Transform life’s unexpected craziness into positive outcomes.
•Tap into God’s strength in the middle of your greatest weaknesses.
She is passionate about sharing her life…from the joys and fortunate experiences to the sorrow and heartbreak. Through all things she encourages audiences to see the light of hope and encouragement in all circumstances. Cazandra has encouraged women to shed doubt and discouragement and live lives fully in Christ and has shared from the depths of her heart to families of children with bleeding disorders to live in hope and not fear.
Cazandra is a former public school educator who currently works in the healthcare industry as a patient advocate serving the bleeding disorder community. She has been happily married to husband Joe for over twenty years and they have two sons, Julian and Caeleb. Cazandra understands the challenges women face as she constantly works to balance the roles and responsibilities of being a pastor’s wife as well as a working mother to two sons with Severe Hemophilia.