I am excited to be with Smithville First Christian Church for this designated time of transition, reflection, and visioning for the future. While I moved here from snowy Western New York, I am no stranger to the area as I was born and raised in Kansas City North. I grew up going to Smithville Lake during the summers, and am blessed to have many fond memories of the area and am beyond excited to be back home.
After graduating from North Kansas City High School, I attended college in Sterling, Kansas majoring in Theology & Ministry with a Concentration in Cross-cultural Ministry. Later, I attended Saint Paul School of Theology and earned my Masters of Divinity with a Specialization in Women, Church, & Society in 2017. Soon after graduation, I was ordained in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Greater Kanas City Region.
During my time in seminary and thereafter, I have held various roles within Methodist, Presbyterian USA, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), and United Church of Christ denominations as well as many jobs outside of the church. I served as a Church Office Manager, Youth Pastor, Associate Pastor, and as a Senior Pastor. Throughout my time in ministry I have developed a passion for assisting faith communities vision and plan for how they can most authentically live into their call to be beacons of love, justice, service, and radical inclusion within their communities. I very much look forward to serving in and with Smithville First Christian Church in these coming months!