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 transitioning to Creative Director during the COVID-19 pandemic.
I love hiking and camping, Wolfpack athletics, traveling and exploring new places. I’m a self proclaimed coffee snob, and love good conversations over a strong cup of coffee. As of October 2020, I am now fulfilling my calling as the “Cool Aunt” with the arrival of my first niece.