Tell us about your family.
I am blissfully wedded to my husband Josh. We have two cats and live in Ann Arbor.
My family is small but mighty. My parents live in, Horton, MI, where I grew up. They have two dogs and two cats. My sister and her husband also live in Horton. This year, they've expanded our family with the arrival of their son, Wink. He's the cutest baby ever. I have pictures to prove it. :)
Josh's family is spread out through Michigan. Some in Ann Arbor, some in Grand Rapids, a few in Tustin, and a couple in St. Ignace. :) This past summer, Josh's sister, Rachel, married another Josh and we're happy to welcome him into the family.
How did you end up at New Life Church?
My allergist in Jackson, Michigan, Dr. Daniel Clifford told me about NLC during one of my appointments. He knew I was just moving to Ann Arbor to start work on my Master of Social Work degree and that I was looking for a church. :) Talk about providence!
Why are you still here?
I am still here because I love my ministry! I love working with grad students, young professionals, and working singles. They're an amazing group of people. I feel blessed just to spend time with these people.
I also love the social justice theme that the church has. It's powerful and wonderful to be surrounded by people who love Jesus and hate injustice.
What do you do here?
I run the programming for "Phase 2" (young professionals, working singles, and grad students). I supervise a leadership team that does the planning and coordinating for our Wednesday meetings (6:30pm! In the basement, join us!), I coordinate the small groups for both men and women and I help coach and train small group leaders. I also have the amazing job of following up with people who submit comment cards. I've met some really neat people via comment card and heard some really great life stories.