Tell us about yourself.
I grew up in Suffern NY, the middle child of three girls. As a kid I was always outdoors hiking around, or playing sports. I played softball and tennis throughout high school, & pitched at the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga.
My greatest love from the time I was little was Jesus! God gave me the gift of a Christian mom & grandma, & they instilled that loving relationship in me from before I can remember. My relationship with God shaped & sustained me in everything I did in school & in sports, & has continued to be my number one passion as my husband & I minister together at All Souls Community Church in Suffern.
I have been married 19 years to my best friend, Will, and we have three fantastic kids, Eva (15), Liam (12), & Noah (10), who are thrilled to be starting at EC this coming school year!
Tell us the story of how God brought you to work at EC.
One of the most exciting adventures that my family has experienced has been the call to plant a church. That call brought us back to our roots in Rockland County in 2008, to begin All Souls Community Church. Our heart was to reach those in the community who understood God as a distant, dull, irrelevant, lightning bolt throwing being in the sky. We wanted to show them that God is the one who desires a relationship with them, & who brings the abundant life & love that they are yearning for through His Son, Jesus.
Sharing these realities does not happen without trust, so we had to build real relationships with our neighbors, and one of the ways that happened was by having our kids in the public school. We have been in awe watching God open hearts to see the real Him, but that came at a cost of having to walk with our kids through some very painful experiences in the public school. God’s answer for us at the height of those struggles was to homeschool our kids for a couple of years. After some awesome healing & growing time together, God has now said that it is time to jump back into school, but not public school. This time the path He has opened has led us to Eastern Christian, and as with each season, we are eager to see how He will stretch and grow and provide. One way God has shown His provision already is by creating a place for me to serve with an incredible team of people who are passionate about EC and who are using their gifts to make this community thrive. I will be working as an Events Coordinator with David Visbeen, and I am thrilled to be used by God to bless our families here at EC so that our kids can bless the world.
What sets EC apart – Why Eastern Christian?
We were drawn to Eastern Christian because of their mission to raise up our young people to see God as the foundation of every field of study, every activity, every relationship, and every part of life. We appreciate that Eastern Christian does not have high walls that keep the world out, but seeks to cultivate a heart for mission in their students and staff that encourages us to bring Jesus’ love, light, and mercy out into a world that desperately needs Him.