Background: I was born and raised in Papua New Guinea, the sixth of seven children of missionary parents. I trusted in Christ as my Savior when I was four years old and have always felt drawn to ministry.
Education: After graduating from a missionary high school, I attended Baylor University and received a BA in French and Foreign service. I found such joy in leading Bible studies with Intervarsity Christian Fellowship that I went on to get a MA in Christian Education at Columbia International University. There I met my husband and was married in 1988.
Ministry Experience: I (and my family) spent twelve years (1991-2003) in Indonesia with a church planting team working among two different Muslim unreached people groups. In 2003, we moved to Ephrata, PA where I worked in my church as Office Administrator and Deacon of Women’s and Adult Ministries. In 2014, we rejoined the mission world, relocating to the Dallas metroplex to serve global workers in the area of member care.
Besides my training in writing and preparing Bible studies and Sunday school curriculum, I attended a year-long training in spiritual practices at Kavannah House, York, PA. I co-led women’s groups at Day Seven Ministries, and most recently, participated in a Peer Group Learning Workshop with Women’s Development Track, Missio Nexus.
Favorite Authors: Carolyn Custis James, Jackie Roese, James Bryan Smith, David Benner, Paul David Tripp
Mission: I want others, especially women, to understand that they are created by God to share in the building of his kingdom. I want them to realize that the words of the Bible and a relationship with The Word can equip them to journey in joy and fulfillment.
Life-Giving Activities: For rest and rejuvenation, I enjoy baking, crafting (especially macramé), house decorating projects, doing puzzles, and watching BBC films.