My ministry at Christ Church began in 2011 as the Director of Children's & Family Ministries. I served in that role until 2018 when God redirected me to oversee communications more strategically within the parish and to the community, a position that was further revamped and redefined in 2021 as Parish Life ministry.
In an unexpected turn of events, God opened new doors to pastoral ministry with a confirmed call to the diaconate order, and in 2022 I was ordained at Christ Church Vero Beach by Bishop Lebhar to serve as a Deacon within the Gulf Atlantic Diocese. I continue to serve in local ministry as the Deacon of Parish Life, working to help people develop healthy connections with God, with one another, and others in our community.
My own spiritual journey began in early childhood and was developed by Christian relationships and experiences interwoven within home, church, and community life near Tampa, Fla. After receiving a degree in Communications & Education in agricultural sciences from the University of Florida, I worked in a variety of marketing, public relations, and educational positions. Currently, I am pursuing a Master's Degree from Trinity School for Ministry with an emphasis in Catechesis & Christian Formation.
Romans 12:12 says to “be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer” and such is a keystone of my personal journey and ministry as I seek to embrace the charge of Proverbs 3:5-6, trusting the Lord in all things rather than my own understanding of them. God is always faithful, standing by His Word and fulfilling his promises.
Ever ready for a travel adventure, I also enjoy down time in a quiet spot to enjoy creation, at a piano, or curled up for an uninterrupted nap. My college sweetheart, Matt, and I have two adult children: our son, Andrew, is working on a college degree in Biology, and our daughter, Gracie, is on active duty in the United States Marine Corps.