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What is your ministry background?
I’ve been working with children for nearly 20 years in both education and ministry. After teaching in both elementary and middle schools for ten years, I jumped into to full-time ministry in 2008. I led the preschool and children’s ministry at a large multi-site church in Metro Atlanta area. My roles included Preschool Ministry, Kid Ministry and Next Gen Ministry. In 2017, I started my next role as an Orange Preschool Specialist. Now I also get to be a kindergarten coach each week at my local church, and I love it!

 

What is your favorite part of being an Orange Specialist?
I love helping leaders strategize, cast big vision and recruit and retain volunteers who love owning the faith of their smallest church attendees…. preschoolers!

 

What are your 3 must read ministry books?
Think Orange by Reggie Joiner, Not Normal by Adam Duckworth and Sue Miller, Lead Small by Reggie Joiner and Tom Schefchunas

 

What are your top 3 pet peeves?
Repetitive noises.

Repetitive noises.

Repetitive noises.

 

Do you have any skills that most people don’t know about?
Not sure if it’s a skill, but I can curl my tongue into a clover leaf shape…which, in case you are wondering, this is a rare genetic trait and way cooler than simply rolling your tongue.

 

If you could be anywhere other than here, right this minute, where would you be? 
Sleeping in a hammock on beach in Hawaii…so peaceful!

 

Flashback to when you were 10 years old. What do you want to be when you grow up?
I wanted to be a pediatrician…I ended up working with kids anyway just in a slightly different, but just as important capacity.

 

Name three words that you describe you.
Extroverted, FUN, Talkative…this might explain my poor conduct grades in school!

 

What do you want to do before you die?
I want to travel to every continent before I die…maybe not Antarctica…not a fan of the super cold. I just need to make it Asia and Australia.

 

If you had $100 and the day to yourself, what would you do?
Go to Target with a friend….I might actually do this already and often.