Favorite Bible Verse:
Philippians 2:3 “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves” (NIV)
I grew up in a tiny farm town in central Wisconsin named Black Creek. As a kid, I loved animals, particularly cats, and wanted so badly to be a vet. However, my severe allergies lot everything furry discouraged that career and I felt a pull on my heart to be a teacher. I had one particular teacher who made a huge impact on my life and I wanted to do that for someone else.
I attended UWSP to pursue a teaching degree, but had a mid-mid-mid life crisis and switched my degree literally four times. I ended up graduating with a Business Management Degree with an emphasis in Entrepreneurship. However, after having kids of my own and working with kids again at our church, I discovered I still felt called to work with kids. Being involved as a parent at Immanuel made me want to work for them and be a part of their vision. I’m so excited to be serving as an aide to the 4K class this year!
The school's theme this year is "Connected" (John 15:5). Share a time in your life when you saw the importance of being connected to Jesus.
I think particularly during lockdown in early covid, I felt so unconnected from everything and everyone that I knew. However, I was able to take that longing for connection and focus on better Bible reading practices and making God a priority in our house despite a physical church not being an option.
If you could be any character from a childhood fairytale who would you be and why?
Rapunzel! She loves to sing and paint, but also wants to see the world. Plus, she has amazing hair!!
Hometown: Black Creek, WI
Bachelor of Arts: Business Management, University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point