I grew up in the small town of Sanford, NC outside of Raleigh, after my dad answered the call to pastor a church there. Some of my earliest memories are times we sat at the kitchen table in the evenings, he was writing papers for seminary and I was coloring pictures. As a preacher’s kid, I was at church every time the doors were open. I came to Christ when I was 5 years old.
The summer before my senior year in high school, my faith became my own on a youth mission trip. This influenced my decision to attend Montreat College on a volleyball scholarship in 2008. During my time at Montreat and while working summers at the same camp I attended as a student, the Lord began to call me to ministry.
In 2009 I started attending Grace and began serving in the youth ministry. After graduating from Montreat College in 2011 with my Bachelors of Science in Psychology I spent time in East Asia as a missionary, returning to Western North Carolina in 2015, continuing to serve in Student and Young Adult ministries here at Grace. I spent 4 years managing Dynamite Roasting Company in Black Mountain before coming on staff at Grace in April of 2019 as the Executive Assistant, and then transitioning to the Director of Communications role in 2020. I handle all things in the communications and creative department. From social media to graphic design and videography, you’ll always see a phone or camera in one hand and a cup of coffee in the other. In addition, I am the Young Adult Minister here at Grace and have a desire to see young adults find belonging and growth in the church, in their relationship with Christ as well as in community with fellow believers. I am currently pursuing my Master of Arts in Christian Leadership at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.
I have the best pup, Milo who is an Australian Shepherd. I love hiking and camping with Milo and will friends, exploring new places, and being the “Cool Aunt” to sweet Audrey Ray. I’m a self proclaimed coffee snob, and love good conversations over a strong cup of coffee.