I grew up in small town, Southeast Missouri where cultural Christianity is the norm. Thankfully, my parents are believers and raised my siblings and I in a Christian home. At the age of seven, I accepted Christ after realizing that my sin separated me from God. I quickly fell into the trap of being the “good girl” and learned to seek the approval of man more than the approval of God. People pleasing led me to indulge in more sin and my relationship with God became my last priority. My approval and worth were found more in what those around me said about me than what God says about me.
In 2016, I moved to Springfield, Missouri to attend college at Missouri State University. A girl in my sorority started discipling me and taught me that Jesus needed to be the Lord of every area of my life. Realizing there was no satisfaction found in pleasing those around me, I decided to turn from my sins and start living freely in an abiding relationship with Christ. I fell in love with my Savior who chose to give His life up for mine, and my purpose in life completely shifted. I got involved in my campus ministry and church where I grew passionate about sharing my faith, discipling others, and serving the church. I graduated with a degree in Public Relations in 2020 and the Lord provided a job for me at my church in Springfield.
Two years later, the Lord placed the Watermark Institute on my heart, and I packed up my life to move to Dallas in August 2022. Finally, this small-town girl got to move to a big city! I’ve learned the importance of being fully known and deeply loved in community at Watermark. It is a privilege to serve the Lord on Watermark’s staff team! When I’m not at work, you can find me drinking an iced honey latte with oat milk, trying to find the best Tex-Mex restaurant, or watching a movie at Alamo Drafthouse!