Raised as a Valley Girl from the big city of Clovis, I am a fully converted Mountain Girl LOVING living in this beautiful County of Mariposa since 2009. I've had the joy of marrying my high school sweetheart in 2008. We have two beautiful children; in 2011 our daughter, Sara and in 2014 our son Joseph. I knew early on God placed a love for children in my heart with the unique ability to understand them. From my time in high school as an Elementary School PE Instructor and Student Teacher to my studies at College of the Siskiyous completing my Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education, working with Children has always been what draws me.
After a Fall Retreat Weekend in Jr. High I quickly realized my true need for a Savior and gave my life to Jesus at age 13. The hurt and bitterness that filled my heart from the traumatic early childhood I endured was literally laid at the feet of Jesus as I wept with healing tears, literally feeling the embrace of such a Good Good Father. Coming from a broken home, and getting to see Jesus heal and restore in my own family makes me want to tell the WHOLE WORLD about this Jesus I know!
I worked as Preschool teacher before God fulfilled my greatest desire, becoming a mother. I've had the joy of being home to raise my children the past 8 years, serving my family, church, and community as The Lord leads. In 2012, the Lord wanted to fan out His goodness and grace to the Mamas in Mariposa, and prompted me to start the MOPS Ministry. MOPS continues to this day reaching many moms in our Mariposa Community, often connecting them in relationships and a church family when they didn't have any. Serving as the Children's Ministry Director is a long time calling I felt God whispering to me many years ago. With the new seasons of my babies growing up and heading to school, it's now the time for me to say YES to this new passion of creating a church experience for our youngest members that will lay the forever foundation of their faith in Jesus! I'm honored and humbled to get to serve the Kiddos of New Life!
"For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11