I am thrilled to serve as your NextGen Pastor! I love everything youth, children, and family ministries, and I am honored to work alongside this extraordinary team. I am passionate about reaching the Next Generation. I value leading young people to become devoted Christ-followers and championing parents/guardians as the primary disciple-makers in their kids’ lives.
I was born and raised in Wichita, KS, and I am proud to call this beautiful state my home! Nothing beats these rolling hills, wide-open plains, and sunsets. And though I moved away from Kansas in 2015, I am so grateful to have moved back home in January 2021, and I am so excited to call Topeka home.
I earned my Bachelor of Arts in Youth and Family Ministries from Central Christian College of the Bible in Moberly, MO, in December 2019. During my undergrad, I intentionally sought multiple opportunities to experience Next Generation ministry in different churches and cultural contexts. Since graduating from college, I helped restart a youth ministry program at a church in Madison, MO. Following that, I pursued a NextGen residency at Christ’s Church of the Valley in Phoenix, AZ.When I’m not at work, you can find me having fun. Whether it’s at home with my husband, Justin, and our cat, Arnold, or out with family and friends. I love to play games, read, play the viola, write, cook and travel.