I grew up in Buena Vista, Colorado, where I heard the Gospel for the first time as a 5-year-old in my Kindergarten classroom. That school year my journey with the Lord began and so did my desire to become a Kindergarten teacher. I went to college at Cedarville University in Ohio and spent one year doing ministry in Kosovo after graduation. The following year, I moved back to the States to a small town in Indiana and taught Kindergarten, my lifelong dream, for only two years. It turns out God had different plans for me! That first year of teaching I met my future husband, Josh, who was on staff with Cru, a college campus ministry. A year and a half later I found myself also joining staff with Cru and getting married. Through Cru we had many amazing opportunities to do ministry around the world in New Zealand, South Africa, Slovakia and most recently here in Fort Collins at CSU. Through my time with Cru I discovered passions and giftings to help people who have had deeply painful and traumatic experiences. With this in mind, I recently left staff with Cru to pursue a Master’s degree in Christian Counseling and in the process also joined the staff of The Town Church. Josh and I have been deeply grateful to call this church our home!