I’m convinced that we were meant to be deeply loved works in progress together.
My heartbeat for years has been understanding how I am wired so that I can show up more fully and freely for the sake of the Kingdom of God. Along this path, I have discovered the beauty of connection, the nourishment of spiritual disciplines and rhythms, the radiance of healing communities, and the nearness of Jesus. As a result, I have come to believe that freedom is less of a destination and more of a journey that begins simply by making space to pay attention.
I am currently a student in the Listening People to Life Spiritual Direction program at Sioux Falls Seminary. (Not familiar with spiritual direction? Click here for a brief summary of the role of a spiritual director.)
I have been married to Wes since 2002. He is the steady, secure, loyal Enneagram 6 to this deep feeling, free spirited, dreamer Enneagram 4. (Click here to read more about this personality typing tool that has helped us understand each other better). If we were a boat, he would be the rudder and I would be the sail and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
In 2009, we packed our bags and moved from Binghamton, NY to Souderton, PA where Wes took a job as youth pastor at Grace Bible Church. We have fallen in love with our new home and community here, but still get a little homesick sometimes for chicken spiedies (if you know, you know) at Grandma’s house on a Saturday night.
The greatest joy of my life is raising three boys, who surprise me daily with their wit and smarts and volume levels. If there is a vocation that has taught me the most about the value of being a deeply loved work in progress, it is motherhood.