When I say I grew up with church being my second home, I’m not kidding! While my mother was pregnant with me, my parents moved to Chicago to plant a church and continued to pastor in the Chicago area for 16 years. Right before my senior year of high school, we moved to Carlinville and I began working part time at Lake Williamson. As I finished high school and attended Blackburn College to receive my Bachelors in Secondary Education in Social Sciences, I continued to work part time at Lake Williamson and in just about every department. After graduating from college, I taught for 2 years at the Regional Safe School where suspended or expelled students are sent to continue their education.
While I love teaching, the Safe School was emotionally challenging so I decided to step away. God opens doors and the opportunity to work in Sales & Marketing for Lake Williamson and the Christian Retreats Network came about immediately. I really fell in love with Marketing and decided to further my education in the field. I obtained a Bachelors in Business Management with a specialty in Marketing. What I love most about my job is the challenge; the opportunity to stretch myself and ultimately grow from the experience! I am also privileged to be involved in the planning and execution of a few high profile events hosted by Lake Williamson and the Illinois District Council of the Assemblies of God.
When Steve Evans, the Lake Williamson Director, presented the opportunity to consult for Hope Gate I jumped on it immediately. My heart is all about helping others and my personal values aligned so well with the mission of Hope Gate. I personally have been on a dozen stateside and three international humanitarian trips. I am overwhelmed with appreciation and joy at the opportunities God has given me in my short life so far, and I cannot wait to see how He will continue to use me in His ministries.
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PO Box 620 | 17280 Lakeside Drive
Carlinville, Illinois 62626