I grew up in Granger, Indiana. My family and I were the occasional church attenders. I went to school at Ball State University and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Dietetics. It was in college when I first heard the gospel. At that time, I was tired of trying to be and do good, tired of earning the approval of others and tired of the suffering that comes with living in this fallen world. I believed the gospel to be true but struggled to believe and receive God’s love for me. After I graduated, I chose to seek help in the form of a residential recovery program. During that time I surrendered my life to God. My hope was no longer in my performance or others approval of me, but in Christ.
Shortly after, I moved to Texas. After a yearlong disciple program, my sister told me about Watermark. I quickly got plugged in at Watermark by joining a community group and serving at Shift. I was working as a preschool teacher for a school during that time until the pandemic hit. What I didn’t know was that God was using that time of not having a job to prepare me to work with kids in a different setting. I now get to work alongside the kid’s ministry team as the Starting Block Coordinator where I get to work with volunteers and teach kids about the love of Christ.
In my free time, you will find me either outside (when it’s not 100 degrees), reading a book or spending time with friends.