I fell in love with God halfway through college. Life circumstances took me to rock bottom and left me questioning everything. Things I thought I had keep neatly hidden were abruptly exposed, and I came to realize that I was only fooling myself.
As I sat crying in the cemetery grass one afternoon, the words of Matthew 11:28-29 came to mind: “Come to Me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest…learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart and you will find rest for your soul.” I literally got up, drove home, opened up the phone book, and called a church. I knew that God was calling me to Himself.
In His faithfulness, God put strong believers in my path. The more I learned about Him, the more I wanted to know. A few months before graduation, He rocked my world with a clear message: “If you will wait, I will show you a better path.” The career path I was pursuing could only ever be a distant second to the life He had planned.
Letting go of the plans I had made in exchange for the unknown has led me to the reason I was created. God has instilled in me the desire and ability to teach women His Truth. In the years since, I have had the opportunity to teach thousands of women and work for and learn from Stonecroft Ministries, Young Life, and Women of Faith. I would love to serve at your event soon!
God has richly blessed me with an incredible husband who loves Him and wants nothing more than to use our time together on this Earth to make the Name of Jesus famous. We have two beautiful young children, a son and daughter. I love spending my days with them: hiking, playing, and learning.
I grew up going to church every time the doors were open, but there was a huge disconnect between my head and my heart. I knew how to do and say the right Christian things, but the life I was living was far from Truth. God threw a speed bump my way that brought me to my knees…twice. The first time was from fear of consequences; the second time was from a fear of a Holy God.
I was in deep, living the fast life, caring only about my selfish desires, until one day I went from calling Jesus “Lord” to making him the Lord of my life. I came to understand that Jesus is the only one who can set you free and that my life was created for His Glory. The ties to the fast life were hard to break, but when I traded it in, God showed me that Freedom is real!
He created me to worship Him, and there is nothing I want to do more now than to make His Name famous! When I lead people in a time of worship, I believe that we get a glimpse of Heaven. I love to sing about the never changing attributes of God and see people connect and understand the deep love the Father has for us.
I am blessed to have married my best friend and to be able to minister together with her. We live near Kansas City, Missouri and love spending time outside with our two little rascals. They are the joy of my life!