I am a Florida girl who moved to California “for just a couple years,” 11 years ago and have been loving it ever since. I am a wife to Mike, and mom to Orion, Cameron, Clara, MaryCaroline and Cooper. Our family began to attend First Presbyterian Church not too long after our initial move to Santa Rosa. Finding a Church that was a great fit for our kids and family was a priority, and this was it. In 2008, we relocated to Santa Barbara for Mike’s job. Then in 2010, when given the opportunity to come back to Santa Rosa, we did so with much enthusiasm. And the kids knew exactly where they wanted to go to Church on Sunday morning, so here we are!
Initially I accepted a position on staff with Children’s Ministries in 2013, which I must admit was never a direction I expected to go. Until then, my career path was much more aimed in the areas of law, real estate and academia. Ministry is definitely something that found me, and I am very thankful for that. Working with children, parents and helping to grow strong Christian families has become something I am very passionate about.
In between working, school and various kids’ activities such as 4H, Boy Scouts, Tae Kwon Do, piano lessons, swim team and whatever else they choose to pursue, I love to teach art lessons, photography, books and spending time outdoors.