Matt and I have been married since 1998. We have 4 kids, Miriam, Elijah, Eden and Micah. We are native to the mid-west. I grew up in Michigan and then moved to Minnesota, where I met and married Matt. We moved to Arizona in 2000.

I grew up going to church, but it wasn’t until a college ministry that I truly understood salvation. Ever since then I have been ever learning and growing in my faith. I’ve had a social work heart ever since middle school. I graduated from the University of MN with a degree in Family Social Science. I had the amazing privilege to work with special needs children and their families in a variety of settings. In 2010 I began taking counseling classes from CCEF (Christian Counseling Education Foundation). The classes were paradigm shifting for me in how I viewed and related to God and His Word. After finishing all 3 certificate levels, I decided to continue on and I graduated from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2015 with a Masters in Biblical Counseling. I have been counseling and teaching and training ever since.

It is an honor and privilege that I don’t take lightly that I would get to walk with someone in their pain. It is also a great honor to be able to teach people what it can look like to love and image God to others, especially during more complex issues that we all encounter in this journey here on earth. Although I may be called on to be a counselor,  I am the one blessed by the faith of those I get to talk with! I am on honored to be a part of Redemption Gateway.