My husband, Andy, and I joined the New Life family in 2011. We have three young children and are so thankful for the community we have here. In 2013, I began serving as the nursery coordinator for New Life and this past January I became an assistant to our Children’s Ministry director. In addition to still overseeing our nurseries, I now also coordinate our children’s church volunteers, oversee our vacation bible school program: Cubs in Motion, and assist Beth Anne, our Children’s Ministry director in any way I can. It is a privilege to serve our young children and their families by helping to plant the seeds of the gospel in their young hearts and minds.
I grew up in Northeastern Ohio and then attended Grove City College where I met Andy. At Grove City, I received a bachelor’s degree in Elementary and Early Childhood Education. I taught for eight years (mostly kindergarten and first grade) before stopping to start our family. We are blessed with a six-year-old daughter, three-year-old and one-year-old sons. In my free time, I love to read, spend time outside (whether that is in my garden, taking a hike, or enjoying the beach), be crafty, and travel.