I began serving as the Senior Minister of Southern Hills Christian Church in August of 2015, having served as Associate Minister since May of 2010. I am a native of Oklahoma, having grown up in Frederick, OK. I am a graduate of Cameron University in Lawton, OK where I received a degree in Biology with an emphasis in zoology. After finishing my degree at Cameron, I attended Brite Divinity School at TCU where I received my M.Div.
While in seminary, I served at Genesis United Methodist Church as the youth minister. I also served for a summer at First Christian Church in Wichita Falls, TX as a student intern Associate Minister. During my last semester at Brite, I began working at First Christian Church in Norman, OK as the Associate Minister for Youth. Following that time, I worked at Cameron Campus Ministry as the Campus Minister. It was an ecumenical campus ministry that represented nine denominations.
In addition to working as the Associate Minister at Southern Hills Christian Church, I have been an active member of the Commission for Children, Youth and Young Adults with the Oklahoma Region. I am also currently serving on the UCO Wesley Foundation board. I am in my final year with HeartPaths Program on Spiritual Direction. I love this class and look forward to the opportunities it will bring in my ministry. It has given me the chance to explore different prayer disciplines.
In my down time, I love to read, crotchet, and watch birds. I take as many opportunities as I can get to spend time with my two nephews and my niece. I am excited to begin my ministry here at SHCC! And look forward to the future that we will share together!