I grew up in Oklahoma, and trusted Jesus as my Savior through the ministry of YoungLife as a junior in high school. Not being raised in a believing but church going home, my transition from “doing” church and religion versus “being” a fully-devoted follower of Christ, is how God discipled me in the beginning through a variety of para-church ministries, all that grew my love for kids and families. That love moved me to becoming more equipped professionally, as well as vocationally, through being a part of two different church plants, one in Oklahoma and one in Texas.
The 2nd church plant, Watermark Community Church, is where I met my husband, Leonard, while serving together in the ministry of Celebrate Recovery/ReGeneration, in 2004. We married in 2006 and have the privilege of parenting two wonderful children, Hope and Andrew. I am thrilled to be back on staff at Watermark in the area of Children’s Ministry, serving Watermark’s youngest and their families, as co-director of Starting Blocks.