I was born and raised in Frankenmuth, MI. Growing up I was heavily involved in sports, music, academic clubs, and youth group with church. After high school, I went to GVSU for one year to study social work, but then had a chance to go to Honduras to visit my sister who was involved in ministry there. After visiting for a month, I was offered a job to help open a school. I dropped everything in Michigan and moved to Central America for four years. While there, I taught Pre-K, Kindergarten, 3rd grade, and music. I was also involved with prison ministry, played soccer nearly every day, and fell in love with the language, people, food, and culture. I also began my studies online through Liberty University.
My husband and I moved to Virginia in 2014 so we could both finish our degrees at Liberty. After my husband finished his studies in 2017, we moved back to my home state of Michigan – it’s good to be back! After having been an ABA therapist for kids with autism for a year here in Muskegon, I’m very excited to be back in teaching. A big thanks to all of you who have already made me feel so welcome here at MCS.
Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. James 1:2-4