Director of Children's Ministry
More About Me:
I was born in TN (Hendersonville), and went to college in TN (Carson-Newman College); I was raised in Kentucky (Lexington), and am glad to get back to my “roots.” I was blessed to attend Covenant Seminary, where I got a Master of Arts in Educational Ministry and interned with the children’s ministry at the Kirk of the Hills Presbyterian Church. After seminary, I moved to Myrtle Beach, SC and worked at Surfside Presbyterian Church as the Director of Children’s Ministry. While living in South Carolina, I developed a love (addiction?) for sweet tea, a tolerance for the beach (why is there SO MUCH sand?!), and a deep passion for seeing the families at Surfside grow in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ.
I love bluegrass & folk music, and think they are best enjoyed with a chai latte and a good friend. I’ll try just about any food once (if it’s weird, just don’t tell me what it is beforehand!). I love antiques. Some Saturday afternoons, I just get in my car and drive without a destination in mind. I’m trying (slowly, but surely) to put together my family’s genealogy. I love to write—from poetry, to prose, to curriculum. I have a very spoiled, but also very adorable, golden retriever named Bennett. I love photography, and story-telling through pictures.
Some strange facts about me: I lived in China for two years after college—while there, I got to be on the radio and t.v., rode an elephant through the jungles in Thailand, and trekked to a monastery tucked in the mountains of Tibet. I met Macauley Culkin in the orthodontist’s office when I was in the 6th grade. I’ve had breakfast with an orangutan. I hate listening to people brush their teeth. I broke my arm in three places playing Capture the Flag.
My favorite passage in Scripture comes from John’s “vision” in Revelation. It’s such a beautiful picture of what every human heart aches and longs for, and I just love how Sally Lloyd-Jones’s paraphrases it in The Jesus Storybook Bible: “And the King says, ‘Look! God and his children are together again. No more running away. Or hiding. No more crying or being lonely or afraid. No more being sick or dying. Because all those things are gone. Yes, they’re gone forever. Everything sad has come untrue.” (Revelation 21:1-4)
Director of Children’s Ministries
Grace Evangelical Church
901-756-7444 x 1201 (Office)