Global Mobilization Coach
Who I am:
I grew up in Southern California and Oklahoma, which means that I dislike wearing shoes and will occasionally say “y'all." I love a good laugh, thoughtful design, conversation, and strategy games, especially with close friends and family. One of the ways in which I connect deeply with Jesus is through song, so don't be surprised if you catch me humming or singing to myself - apparently it happens more than I realize!
What I do:
I was drawn to stories of believers throughout history from many different cultures at a very young age, but it wasn’t until my first year of college that God first permitted me to travel outside the U.S. I was ruined for mono-cultural life after that! Since then, I have found myself so thankful for continued opportunities to travel and build friendships with people from all over the globe. These experiences, along with a deepened understanding of God’s Word, have increased my passion to see worshipers of Jesus raised from everywhere and every believer actively working with him to that end.
This is in part why I love my role on the Mobilization Team. Every day, I get to tangibly help others identify, prepare for and connect to their most strategic opportunities to partner with God in His global purpose. I love this assignment and smile because it so neatly fulfills a word spoken over me years ago, that God would use me to “bring people into freedom while getting things done.” Truly, there are few things I treasure more in this life than to journey with others as they develop a deeper intimacy with Jesus, discover more of who he is and what he invites them to for his glory and their joy.
What God Did:
There was a time when was depressed and weary from working so hard to earn acceptance from God and others. Rejection seemed to be waiting for me around every corner. Then, I began to understand and actually believe that God had already accepted me, not out of obligation or because I had earned it, but because I am his kid. Now, whenever I notice I’m starting to rely on myself to avoid rejection, I ask God to help me choose to believe what He says is true of me according to Ephesians 1 - that Jesus took the rejection from God that I deserved because of my unholiness in order that I might be able to be accepted by the God who loves me, forever.