I was born in Eloy, Arizona. As the daughter of a Methodist minister, I grew up moving from church to church in California, Nevada, and Arizona. I received my Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Northern Arizona University in May of 2002. I have taught third, fourth, and fifth grades in North Las Vegas and Arizona. I married my wonderful husband, Jeremiah, in 2009 and have been teaching kindergarten at a charter school for the last two years. We welcomed our first son, Lucas James, in October of 2010. I am thrilled to be the Children’s Ministry Coordinator for Green Valley UMC for so many reasons. I love to teach children about Jesus and the difference He makes in all of our lives and I love to learn the simple truths that only children can teach us. I also love working with the incredible staff and volunteers of this church. I am looking forward to what God has planned for this ministry.