I grew up in a Christian home and at a young age of four was led to have a personal relationship with Christ by my brother who was eight at the time. I regularly attended a local church with my family and grew and developed in my faith there. During high school I lost many people and had a lot of questions regarding history and science, but always felt that no matter my questions, God was always faithful. During my time at Brock University, I grew in my faith and in leadership development being a part of Inter Varsity Christian Fellowship’s club on campus called Brock Christian Fellowship. Right before graduating from teacher’s college, I knew in my heart I did not want to leave Brock and the mission field there. I came on staff with Inter Varsity Christian Fellowship (IVCF) and for the next 10 years was a Campus Staff as well as International Student Minister.
It was through IVCF that I met my husband, Jonathan. He is such an encouragement to me! We led a group of students to Central Asia for 6 weeks together and saw God’s protection and experienced His Shepherding hand. It took awhile before God blessed us with children. During our time in Central Asia, I felt God impress upon my heart that how much I longed for our family to increase, He longs even more for His family and Kingdom to increase. Not long after we arrived home, Hudson came along. Two years later we were blessed with Liam.
My hands quickly became full and we decided that I would put the little bit of energy I had into raising our family. When the boys went back to school, I started to wonder what God’s next steps for my life might be. Soon after, the position of Group Life Administrator came up at Bethany and it was in line with my gifting and passion for people to be connected and grow in their relationship with God. I am truly thankful to be a part of this staff.
My favourite verse is Colossians 2:6-7: “So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.”