I am excited to be serving as a Children’s Ministry Resident here at Northwest. I have a passion for children and their families and am currently studying Christian Education at Dallas Theological Seminary. With a Bachelor’s degree in English from Missouri State University, I planned on teaching high school English, but God directed my steps here to Dallas to study His word and to teach the coming generation of the Gospel of Christ. It is through working as the Director of Junior Campers at National Youth Theater in Houston, TX that I realized vocational ministry was where I was meant to be. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to serve Northwest as well as to learn from the exceptional people serving here.
I grew up in a Christian home and trusted Christ as my savior at five years old. I am forever thankful for supportive parents and the Christian schools where I attended K-12. When I was fifteen I was able to meet my birth mother (I’m adopted), an experience that contributed greatly to my understanding of The Gospel and what adoption into His family means. In college I served heavily in my campus ministry and loved meeting with other young girls and studying scripture with them. I am reminded daily of how desperately dependent I am on Jesus, because it is only by His grace and provision that I am here today.
I love stories and in my free time I love to read and write. I have two publications; Save a Life and Lines and Lyrics. In addition, I enjoy movies of all genres, theater, dance, singing, crafts, spending time with family and friends, and snuggling with my two kittens. For me, there is peace found in Psalm 139 in knowing that “My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them” (Psalm 139:15-16), and that “You formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother's womb” (Psalm 139:13). I find it an honor to “tell the coming generation the glorious deeds of the Lord, and his might, and the wonders that he has done” (Psalm 78:4).