Although I grew up in church and my parents taught Sunday school, I didn’t know about a personal relationship with Jesus until I began attending a Christian group called Young Life in high school. I attended a summer camp in Colorado at age 16, and there I decided to make Christ my “Team Captain”—not just my teammate. That day I heard that Jesus loved me and wanted to do life with me, and I was certain He needed me on His team! (Little did we know how important it would be a few years later, that my husband of now 46 years accepted Christ that same day at that same camp!)
Although I gave my life to Jesus in high school, my college years were tough. During my freshman year my mom was diagnosed with cancer, and she died five months later at the age of 47. I felt lost without my life cheerleader. Through that heartbreaking time, the Lord used me to nurture and care for her, and that developed a desire in me to do the same for others. I have spent my lifetime caring for and nurturing others, and the Lord has used that to show me His love for me, as I serve them!
Tom & I married in 1972. God has always used Tom to teach me big things, including love big, pray big, and believe we serve a big God! The Lord has been so faithful to us through these 46 years. I’m grateful for the leading of a godly husband. We have four grown kids, and eight amazing grandkids!
My two words are Connecting Intentionally. I do this no matter where I am—anywhere I live and play. I am passionate about having meaningful, deep conversations with others. Life is so short, I want to know other and connect with their hearts, passions, and giftedness. Authenticity is an important core value of mine.
I wear a few hats here at Fellowship, both which play into my passions for people and connecting. I serve as the front desk receptionist a few days a week and the rest of the week I help others get connected here at Fellowship. I also get to work alongside others during our monthly connecting event called Launch. Gosh, I love my job!