I’ve been married to my high school sweetheart, Josh, since July 2000. We have 3 daughters, Elise, Abby, and Ila.  We moved to Arizona from the mid-west in 2007. Gateway has been my home church since the Second Mile plant began.

I grew up going to church but it was never anything I gave much thought to. I didn’t know what it meant to have a relationship with God. My early twenties were a mess, trying to do life with one foot in the world and one foot in the word and I was failing. At age 25 God revealed to me the depth of my sin and how much of a mess I was without him. No matter how good my intentions were I couldn’t choose God on my own and needed him to rescue me from myself and give me a heart for Him. I cried out to him in repentance and he changed me forever.  I sought out a mentor who poured her time and biblical wisdom into my life. Realizing that He had forgiven me and accepts me even before I have repented was huge for me. I started serving at church and building relationships and community. Gateway feels like home and family to me.

I am so excited for this new roll on staff. My administrative tasks will include coordinating counseling appointments and assisting the other admins and Pastors with various tasks.