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Hey friend - before I write one more word, let me remind you: you are a daughter of the King, you are enough and your life is full of stories worth telling, I’m so glad you’re here!

In all the world, nothing has taken hold of me like Christ. Never have I ever felt qualified enough, but I have felt called. But that’s how God works - His strength is made perfect through our weaknesses. {2 corinthians 12:9} He invites ordinary people into His extraordinary plans for the good of others and His glory. Everyone has a story worth hearing and a story worth telling. My goal is to be a conduit for people to do just that.

I’m a community builder, bible teacher and guac connoisseur. Well known for wearing ball caps, talking with my hands, car dancing and hugging strangers. I’m powered by The Word of God, extra hot lattes and authentic conversations. I live in Ohio with my kind-hearted husband and two beautiful daughters.

Welcome to this little place I gather and grow - I’d love to connect with you on Facebook and Instagram. Consider this your formal invitation to join our tribe. You belong here!

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random facts

I’ve served on 23 international mission trips, I used to compete in ballroom dance, I hate wearing socks, I’m a certified scuba diver, I hug just about anyone, I chase cotton candy skies, I dance + sing really loud in the car, if I could live outside for the rest of my life I would and I’m trying to learn a freestanding handstand.

Bucket List

Traveling to Israel on tour, achieving a freestanding hand stand, hiking out west with my family, having our non-profit Girl Set Free accepted into Silobration|Magnolia, a coffee date with Lysa TerKeurst and Ruth Chou Simons and then having them speak at a gathering that Together Collective formed through this community. Okay ladies, I have some BIG dreams!


  • I lead: Women towards the life-giving gospel and overall wellness, micro-enterprise opportunities, Girl Set Free Ministries & Together Collective.

  • I teach: The Gospel as much as I possibly can but let me be perfectly honest here, I’m learning more these days and going through a season of refinement. Oh how I’m being sanctified daily!

  • I eat: Paleo, and for an extra treat, hibachi w/ yum yum sauce and pizza every Friday.

  • I watch: Documentaries, sermons, fixer upper, blue bloods, survivor, sermons, cooking shows and football.

  • I listen: Audio books, classic rock, podcasts, worship and 80’s forever + ever until the end of time, amen!

  • I read: Lysa Terkeurst, Ruth Chou Simons, Anne Voskamp, Jennie Allen, Lisa Bevere, Francis Chan, Priscilla Shirer, Lara Casey, Tony Evans, Angie Smith, Jen Wilken, Timothy Keller, Annie Downs, Billy Graham, Jess Connolly, Steven Furtick, Christine Caine, Suzanne Eller, Lisa Harper, Max Lucado, C.S. Lewis, a lot of memoirs and cookbooks and . . .

  • I love: Jesus, my family, traveling, photography, essential oils, extra hot lattes, ball caps, top knots, no drama, bath bombs, hard rain, guacamole, problem solving, sharing The Gospel, shoes without socks, chemical free living, worship music, building community, painted skies, peony flowers, well constructed yoga pants, reading and authentic conversations.

  • I shop: I’m a diehard thrifter + online in general.

  • I fight: To speak truth in love to the lost and broken, for my family, social justice, to end slavery and for the inherent Word of God.