kids ministry director
I grew up going to New Hope Church as my parents were one of the families to plant the church. Growing up at New Hope was definitely a blessing in my life, but I really found my faith and relationship with God after going to college. Through mistakes, journeying, and a time in the "wilderness" God spoke to me and continued to pursue me with grace and compassion. I met my husband, Brian, at Central College, where I majored in Elementary Education and enjoyed playing softball. I spent two years teaching 4th grade on the South side of Des Moines until we were blessed with a baby girl. Now, I am a stay at home mother to our growing family along with our two pups and serve as New Hope's Kid's Director.
Things I'm thankful for:
My humble and wise husband, that I was raised in a Christian home, our growing family, and for the loving and authentic community of people that surround us in this town!
Authentic community over a pot of good coffee, listening to music and singing, a book I can't put down, empowering others, creating things.
Downton Abbey, When Calls the Heart, Star Wars
Favorite Music Groups:
All Sons and Daughters, Hillsong United, Audrey Assad, Tenth Avenue North, David Crowder
I hope to Someday:
Travel to Wales and Ireland, walk where Jesus walked, live in the country where we can have more chickens (and possibly goats?!), and own my own coffee shop with my family that creates a warm and inviting atmosphere and a drive-through! :)
Some Favorite Books Read:
Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers, Nothing to Prove by Jennie Allen, Mark of the Lion series by Francine Rivers (honestly.....anything written by Francine Rivers is amazing and God speaks to me through her books.)
1 Timothy 4:12 - Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.