I became a pastor after a variety of work experiences as a teacher of children with developmental disabilities, tutor, dental assistant, retail store manager, and project manager at a machine shop. These experiences in addition to formal education shaped the person I’m becoming and continue to influence my work as pastor. I graduated from Bluffton College and studied for many years at then Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary.
One of the things I enjoy most about ministry is the variety! I love to study for sermons and walk with people in their faith journeys. Ministry creates a space for me to be present with people in times of deep joy and also in times of great loss. I like to say that ministry gives me a front row seat to witness what God is doing in the lives of individuals and in the life of a community of faith. I previously served as Associate Pastor at Central Mennonite Church in Archbold (my home congregation) and more recently as Regional Pastor in Ohio Conference of MC USA.
My husband, Bret, and I have three adult children, one son-in-law, one daughter-in-law, and two grandsons. I love to spend time with family, garden, walk and read.