The Essentials: I'm originally from Southern California but have lived in inner-city Philly, Redding, CA, Colorado Springs, and now in New York! My last 15 years of full-time ministry have taken me from urban youth work, to the local church (outreach director), to the college campus (spiritual formation/discipleship ministry), to denominational headquarters (C&MA internship program coordinator). After all of this, I decided it was time to get my MDiv (!!) and I am absolutely loving being a student. I thank God daily for this season where I'm soaking in the chance to learn, grow, teach, write, rest, mentor and catch as many Broadway shows as I can.
Why I'm excited to join Uncharted: I love Ben and Kathy ;) and would follow their leadership any day. I believe in the vision of empowering and equipping people to do brave things! For God! Around the world! (That's my heart in a nutshell too)
Interesting facts: I've been to as many countries as the number of years I've been alive! Up next is Colombia then Portugal for 2019. I've never thrown up. Weird, I know. I have an impressive collection of elephants (the small figurine variety). Every meal I make involves garlic. I love to ski by winter and hike by summer. God has given me a sweet affinity for all things Arab culture/food/music/language and I regularly get to enjoy middle-eastern feasts and dance parties and late-night Turkish-coffee conversations with some special Muslim families here in NYC.