I was born and raised in Fayetteville, Arkansas and grew up in a Christian home. My parents have been involved in ministry for as long as I can remember, so they were always teaching me about who God is and what Jesus did for me. I decided to follow Him when I was seven years old, and I was baptized two years later. While I do think that decision was authentic, it wasn’t until high school that the Lord truly captured my attention. It was during my junior year that I recognized my need for Him in a way I never had before. For me, high school was a very long, dark and lonely season. But God used several different women who loved Jesus deeply to walk alongside me during that time (one of them was my mom—she’s seriously amazing). They discipled me and showed me what it looked like to follow Jesus with everything. They taught me the importance of Scripture and demonstrated a deep dependence on Jesus as their Lord and Savior. It was through them that the Lord really started transforming my heart for Him. Since then, God has continued to deepen my faith in Him in various ways.
After high school, I went to a small Christian college called John Brown University where I studied Graphic Design and Photography. Though there were plenty of ups and downs during those four years, I met some of my dearest friends, studied abroad, and absolutely loved my major. In 2017, I attended a discipleship program at Pine Cove Christian Camp called “The Forge” where I grew in my understanding of who the Lord is, who I am, and how God has specifically designed me for His purpose and glory—all while building a tight-knit community with 27 other believers. Needless to say, it was an incredible experience.
A few months later, through a crazy amount of connections, I found myself accepting a job and moving to Dallas to work for Fellowship as their Graphic Designer! I’m still not quite used to Dallas yet (and I’m not sure I’ll ever get used to the traffic), but I love my job and I’m so thankful to be here! I’m excited to see what the Lord does through Fellowship in the future!
My two words are “Adorning Peace,” and they represent a few different things. Basically, I’m a peacemaker at heart. I love meeting people where they are and creating spaces for people to feel safe to process where life has them. I see beauty in the people and things around me and desire to create it in my work. Like any peacemaker, I’ve never been a big fan of conflict, but when it happens, my goal is to find harmony in the common ground and lead people to a place of peace.
I am the graphic designer here at Fellowship, so my job is to design all the print and digital pieces you see around the church!