- Someone who has a passion to encourage people through and introduce people to the amazing Word of God!
- Co-laborer with my husband, Richard, in Pastoral ministry for over 24 years.
- Mother of four children, ages 15-22.
- Women’s Speaker and licensed minister credentialed with the Assemblies of God.
- B.A. Degree in Psychology with a minor in Bible from Bethany University, Scotts Valley, California.
- M.A. Degree in Counseling from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA.
- Former Youth Pastor.
- Former instructor of Psychology at Columbia Basin College in Pasco, Washington for ten years.
The Not-So-Short Version
I grew up in a military family and spent my younger years moving around a lot. When I was 7, a friend from school invited me to church. I was so moved by what I heard that I accepted Jesus Christ as my savior and dedicated my life to God. Shortly after, my parents also received Christ and my family began attending church. I attended many schools—my record is 17! I attended 4 high schools and graduated in North Dakota. I went off to U.C. Davis where I got the call into ministry at a Keith Green Memorial Concert. I then transferred to Bethany University where I met the man I love most. We married a year after we graduated and started our ministry as youth pastors in central California. Four years later, we moved to Washington State, where we have served at two different churches over the past 20 years.
I have 3 beautiful daughters and a very handsome son. The youngest two, Judah and Chloe have some special challenges. To date there has been no diagnosis, but after trips to UCLA Medical Center, Children’s Hospital in Seattle and Gillette’s Specialty Clinic in St. Paul, Minnesota, the consensus is they have a rare genetic disorder. My son is 19 and functions at about 10 months physically and cognitively. He is in a wheel chair but can combat crawl. He can sit only if you put him in a sitting position. My youngest daughter, fortunately, is not as severe as her brother and is doing remarkably well. She started walking when she was seven years old. She loves to read the Word. Recently, she was reading seven different devotionals! Despite cognitive delays, she functions spiritually above the rest of us! Because of the special needs of their younger siblings and the challenges that God has brought to our family, my older two daughters have grown into extraordinary young women. They have been such a blessing to our family and the care they provide to their brother and sister is greatly appreciated.
As you can imagine there have been many challenges and there are more up ahead. But the wonderful words of scripture have sustained us, directed us and equipped us in miraculous ways. The gratitude I have towards God for His mindfulness of my seemingly insignificant life compels me to share His Word through this website. Truly we are Better Off when we read the Bible. Through it God speaks to us and we are made aware of how awesome is He.