BIO

A speaker at various retreats, church groups and youth ministry workshops,I possess a God given passion for encouraging and empowering people toward finding purpose, healing and identity through the Holy Spirit as they pursue life in an imperfect world. Ordained in the Evangelical Covenant Church, she served in family/student ministry for nearly a decade.

Though not presently serving in a pastoral role, I continue to use my gifts to serve God in the Church. My passions for speaking, writing, and teaching find fulfillment in the opportunities God unfolds. My husband and I reside in the south suburbs of Chicago. with our children Seth (20), Lena (18) and Eli (15. )

As a result of experiences within our family, a new focus emerged. God opened up a ministry to families journeying with a child with mental health concerns (short or long-term)and is made manifest through creating workshops and other opportunities to encourage and sustain parents facing these situations.  This topic can also be found woven into my writing.

My work can be found throughout the digital world including, The Mudroom Blog, The Mighty, The Redbud Post, Her View From Home, Today Parenting, and others.

A few of her favorite things: teaching classes at church, speaking, writing, networking, hanging out with friends and family, iced coffee,  reading and exploring beach towns.

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