I’m an Indiana native now living in Wyoming. Molding the minds of high school & community college students was my profession for 6 years as a history teacher before leaving that career for a life of ministry. I was on staff at a church in West Virginia before landing with our new family at First Christian Church. Since arriving in Wyoming, I’ve become a Chaplain with local law enforcement, and spend as much time in the mountains hiking, skiing, hunting, and fly fishing as time allows. My beautiful bride, Amber, and I have been married for over 20 years and have two amazing children, Eli & Savannah.
A life centered on God is what I struggle to live everyday and I believe God's Word, his love letter written to us, will continue proving to be all sufficient in all areas of ministry and life at FCC.
I have served at FCC since 2008, and am experiencing great joy in working with adults as we pursue God together. I came to faith in Jesus Christ at age 14 where God began shaping my heart for ministry through a love for His Body, the Church. My husband Kevin and I enjoy life with our sons Corbin and Luke, who often accompany me as we hike, bike, and enjoy the outdoors. I am most content hiking to a secluded place in nature where I can connect with God and read a book. God has called me to the specific task of equipping others for the work of ministry, and has given me a passion for developing our awareness of and hearts for disciple-making. One of my greatest joys is seeing how God makes his presence known in the midst of difficult circumstances.
I am a Montana girl by birth but have become a Wyoming girl by time and choice. I happily call Laramie my home now. I have lived here since 1994. I have always believed in God, but it was in Laramie that He completely captured my heart and started my journey to follow Him and His ways.
God has put a passion in me to help others. I have gone to school for Psychology with an emphasis on Social Work. I believe that this was a calling from God as there is so much need for this. Really, my heart just wants to help other hearts. I feel that I can put that calling to use with my job at the Church as well. I have a big heart and big shoulders that I can offer others.
I joined the staff in April 2014 as bookkeeper. I came to Laramie for college in 2007, where I completed a bachelor's degree in Agricultural Business and went on to finish up a Master's in Agriculture with an emphasis in Youth Development/Community Development in Extension. When not busy serving at church, I can be found working one of my many other jobs or volunteering with Special Olympics - Laramie, or baking sugar cookies. I live with my sister, Meghan Mae and have two fur babies, Henderson, the crazy cat and Sydney, the old lady mini Australian shepherd. I have attended a great variety of churches over the course of my life - growing up on ranches and in rural communities - whatever church was available was the one we attended.