I grew up in Fort Worth, Texas in a church where I heard the gospel every Sunday. I understood that Jesus was God’s son, that he had died for my sins, and that He wanted to live in my heart to guide me and take care of me.
After choosing to follow Christ, I lived a life with one foot in the world and one foot in my faith. I chose to run towards relationships with boys, partying and pride during most of high school and college. I graduated from The University of Texas where I grew in knowledge, but regressed in my walk with the Lord.
After a bad breakup with a college boyfriend, I found myself alone, in Washington DC with only a entry-level journalism job, an apartment by myself and little else. I was at the end of myself and ashamed of how my choices had gotten me there. But, God is faithful. He reminded me that His Spirit was living in me – and I cried out to Him to help and guide me to a Christian community.
I got involved in a local church Singles Group where I served with student missions overseas and also met my husband. After a 20-year marriage, two amazing children and some extremely difficult circumstances, my ex-husband sadly chose a divorce in 2017. This brought me to my knees yet again, where I learned to become dependent on the Lord in a way I had never imagined.
God has used a long period of prayer for reconciliation with my spouse to teach me to forgive, to trust that God is good and just, and to become willing to give my entire life over the Lord.
Today, I have the amazing privilege of leading our Additional Care Ministry where I get to partner with lay leaders to love, support and disciples families, adults, students and children with special and additional needs. God’s glory is constantly on display through this work, and it reminds me of His faithfulness every day.