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Hometown: Fredericksburg, VA

Family: My husband, Jeff, and I met in college and married in 1995. We moved to the Roanoke area in 1998 and have been in Botetourt county since 2004. We have four children: Drew, a junior at RU and a Young Life leader at Pulaski, Jack, a freshman at RU, Abbey, a junior at LBHS, and Sarah, a 6th grader at RMMS. Jeff and I love hanging out with our children but also sneaking away without them! 

Education: BA English – Virginia Tech GO HOKIES! 

Background: I have two years in social work and five years in education. I took a ministry position in 2002 as a children’s director and in 2010, I came on staff at OHC as the director of children’s ministry. 

My passion at Orchard Hills: My passion is to see children and families know the love of Jesus.  

Something not many people know about me: I have never traveled outside North America!

Favorite illustration of a biblical truth: Psalm 23, “The Lord is my Shepherd…” God cares about all aspects of our lives and has provided his presence to comfort us even in uncomfortable surroundings. As a mother of four who also works with children, I often feel like a shepherd gathering the lambs who are going all over the place! It is a wonderful reminder of how God gathers us and leads us.