I’m so glad you’re here! I wish we could meet in person and get to know each other. I’d love to know how you found your way here, what life looks like for you, and how I can encourage you in your daily life with Jesus. In case we’ve never met. I thought I’d share a little bit about me:
My favorite place to be is with my family in the mountains or on the lake. I love reading books, watching Hallmark movies and playing board games. I married to J.J. who became my best friend before we were ever dating. We met 27 years ago, and have been married for almost 26. We love doing life, ministry and parenting together. We have three kids + one daughter-in-love. Our son Josh (24) and his wife Brandi got married in 2018. Our son Andrew (21) is a senior in college and engaged to marry Hannah Rose in May 2020. We still have one more living at home, our daughter Aster (10), who our family adopted from Ethiopia when she was just 10 months old.
My “official bio” says I’m a best-selling author, national conference speaker, former executive director and radio co-host with Proverbs 31 Ministries, and a writer for (in)Courage (a division of DaySpring).
I have a degree in Marketing and Psychology, and still love both subjects, especially threaded together with Biblical truths and Godly wisdom! In 1995, our family moved to Charlotte, NC and I became friends with two women who had started a newsletter for stay-at-home moms, which grew into Proverbs 31 Ministries. It was amazing to be part of what God was doing and helping the ministry grow into an international outreach to women across the world, while serving in leadership with some of my closest friends for over 20 years. In 2016, I transitioned out of full-time ministry with P31 and into a new season of slowing down, writing my next book and being home more with our daughter, who has special needs that include developmental and intellectual delays. While I was with P31, my roles varied over the years, but some of my favorites included serving for several years as Executive Director and Senior Editor of Encouragement for Today devotions, ten years as radio co-host, and executive director of radio, speaker team and social media for a few years, too.
I’ve written three books: A Confident Heart, the 60-Days To Stop Doubting Yourself Confident Heart Devotional and the Come to Me journal.
My spiritual passion is to encourage and equip women, moms, college and teen girls to overcome their self-doubts and discover their God-given purpose, gifts, and potential, roles and relationships—and empower them with courage and confidence to make a difference right where they are, with what they already have
My professional passions include content development, collaboration, coaching, and marketing strategy. I love working with Christian authors and speakers and small business owners – doing ministry, life and business coaching as my schedule allows.
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