As an enlisted member of the Navy for a decade, I had the incredible opportunity to learn, train, and explore — serving the citizens of this country and caring for people around the world through mostly humanitarian efforts. When I got out of the Navy in 2009, and began the next season of my life—I found myself searching for answers in unexpected ways. In the midst of some difficult seasons in life, I learned what it means to feel the tangible presence of Jesus Christ. While I wasn’t really raised in the church, I regularly felt God leading me toward the next faithful steps that grew me as a disciple.
After the military I completed an undergraduate degree in Psychology, and ultimately pursued theological studies at Wesley Seminary where I received a Masters of Divinity degree in 2018.
I am excited to be a part of the team at Old Bridge and use my gifts in service to God and this community that has been called to do ministry in the world. I also grew up in the Lakeridge Virginia area and graduated from Woodbridge Senior High School, so it is good to be back in the neighborhood.
While at OBUMC I have pursued a calling toward ordained ministry as a Deacon in the church with the focus of connecting the church to the world and the world to the church. It is my belief that the church, the community of disciples of Christ, is a unique beacon of hope in the world.
My passions in ministry include mental health awareness and advocacy, empowering support, care, and recovery communities, and connecting the gifts of people with the needs of the greater community...for the transformation of the world.
I also enjoy tinkering with whatever vehicle is in my driveway, woodworking, geeking out with computers, general problems solving, and checking things off my home honey-do list.