I grew up in Colorado, but got to the great state of Texas as fast as I could! I am a third generation SMU Mustang who loves Dallas because of what God has done in my life during my time living here.
I was blessed to grow up in a Christian home and was baptized at the age of eight. When I was eleven, though, my father suddenly passed away. Since losing my dad was so out of my control, I told God I believed in Him, but I was going to control my life to make sure my safety and security were never ripped away from me again. This led me to run after everything the world said would bring safety-I went to a good school, chose a good degree, and got a good job. As I was graduating from college in 2010, though, my obsession with control caused my life to be marked by anxiety and emptiness.
Around that time, a sorority sister of mine invited me to join community here at Watermark. This was a major turning point in my life as I began to walk with women who sought to follow God in all areas of their life. I had to face up to my sin that controlling my life meant I was not trusting God and living in the freedom He provides (Matthew 6:25-34). Through Community, I began walking in authenticity, sharing my struggles, and receiving biblical counsel. Over the past few years, I have seen God work in unbelievable ways! Due to God’s grace, I was able to face up to fears and struggles I thought would forever have a hold on my life. Two years ago I left my job to follow His call to move overseas, leaving the security I had once craved to follow God on an adventure of a lifetime.
I am excited to be back at Watermark helping other girls get connected! Community has been one of God’s greatest blessings in my life! In my spare time, you will find me enjoying coffee or Tex-Mex, FaceTiming with my family, especially my precious nephew, and spending time with friends!
"Father of the fatherless and protector of widows is God in his holy habitation” Psalm 68:5
"I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore I have continued my faithfulness to you.” Jeremiah 31:3b