Director of Children’s Ministries
God has put me in my key element here at Calvary Church. As a pastor’s kid, I have grown up in the church and always felt led to work with children. I assumed it would be in the teacher field so I attended Purdue University, Lafayette and received my bachelor’s in Early Childhood Education with Kindergarten and Special Needs Endorsements. God has taken me on quite the journey since college.
Each step of the way, He was guiding me into my current role as KidsLife Ministries Director; preschool teacher in a private school, moving my family to an unfamiliar area, working in a church daycare, owning a home daycare, starting up a Parent’s Day Out program in my former church, and taking over the Children’s Director position there as well. And just as I was getting comfortable with life, God surprised us with a sudden move to Illinois and two new work positions for my husband and I. God has been molding me throughout all those stages and continues to grow my passion and commitment to help kids “grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” 2 Peter 3:18a
I have 2 amazing girls, beginning their tween phases (which is quite a journey in itself) and an incredible supportive husband of 13 years.