I was born and raised in Murphy, NC. Graduated from Appalachian State University with a BS in Mass Communications-Public Relations. I am in my 3rd year of seminary at Asbury Theological Seminary-Orlando campus working on my Masters of Divinity degree.
Steve and I have been married for 8 years. I am blessed with two step-daughters, Jennifer and Larissa. Jennifer and her husband Bill have blessed us with two grandchildren, Nicole and Tommy. Nicole and her husband Darien have given us great joy by giving us two great grandchildren, Skyler and Josiah (JJ). Jennifer and family live in Homosassa Springs, while Larissa and her husband Andy are the jet-setters of the family and live in Sedona, AZ. Steve and I have three “dog children”, Abbie and Gracie our prissy little girls, and Charles, our little old man. We enjoy boating, the beach and scuba diving. We take a family vacation every year in September to Islamorada where we unplug and enjoy the sights and sounds of a salt life and being water bums.
I received my call to ministry in 2014 and began the candidacy process towards ordination that year. I am in the beginning process of attaining Provisional Elder status. My first pastoral appointment came in July 2016 where I have had the pleasure of serving Lealman UMC in St. Petersburg. I am excited to be joining the pastoral staff and ministry of UMC Sun City Center and cannot wait to see what God has in store for all of us as we serve Him and respond to His call to go and make disciples in all the world.