I was raised in a Christian household and attended church regularly with my family, but I was 16 before I began to understand the depth of God’s love and sacrifice for me. Young Life and a youth Bible study group in high school were the important first steps in my journey to knowing and loving God. College was also a time of deepening my spiritual journey as I surrounded myself with mature Christians whom I admired. Over the years, my faith has been tested through various losses and disappointments, and through these difficult times I can see how God has sustained and matured me. Although I can’t say I look forward to future sufferings, I can say that I know God will meet me there and will mold me to be who he created me to be.
My spiritual gifts include faith, hospitality, teaching, mercy, and administration.
Toward the end of college, I realized that I had a desire to work with people (rather than marine animals) and, not long after that, I focused that calling into a counseling practice. After more education and training, l became a licensed marriage and family therapist with a desire to extend hope and faith to those who have lost their sense of direction. When my clients gain their focus (in their relationship, family situation, job, or connection with God), I feel I am a practical and humble means for God to restore hope to His people.
How You Can Help Me
I am helped by my community when I hear or see how God works through our brokenness in this community. My faith is strengthened by your stories of hope and struggles with faith, which illustrate God moving in your life.
How I Can Help You
Call me up to meet for coffee, and let’s share how God is living in our lives.