Director of Children's and Family Ministries
Born and raised in O'Fallon, I have always loved this town. My husband, Mike, and I moved back after college and now live here with our pup, Moose. Before coming on staff at O'Fallon First, I was a second grade teacher here in O'Fallon and served at a local church as a teacher in kid's ministry and a buddy for children with special needs. I always knew I wanted to go into children's ministry full time, I just had no idea the Lord would lead me there so early on in my life.
I love all things kid's ministry and it is my mission to serve children and families by faithfully teaching the gospel and demonstrating the love of Christ to all children, stirring in them the desire to trust, serve, worship, and obey God (Psalm 78:1-7) to serve others and share the Good news of Jesus (Matthew 28:19-20). We do this by partnering with families to equip parents to lead children to live their lives rooted in Christ, not just on Sundays, but every day.
In my free time, I love coaching girls lacrosse at the high school, all things outdoors- hiking, camping and boating, and backyard bonfires (but maybe without the creepy-crawlies), coffee in all forms, Taco Bell, and shopping at T.J. Maxx. However, more than anything, I love sharing a meal and spending time with family and friends.