I was born and raised in Spokane, WA, but ventured to the foreign lands of Texas to attend Trinity University, where I majored in History and International Studies. (Need Trivial Pursuit help on 18th Century France? I’m your woman.)
I have been married for 26 years to Justin. We have two, wonderful sons in college and grad school.
After many years of serving churches in youth ministry, I attended Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, GA.
I am the pastor of Southminster Presbyterian Church in Boise, ID, which is the best use of me to date.
Southminster is a welcoming and inclusive congregation in South Boise that seeks to share God’s grace in our community.
I serve on the Board of the Covenant Network, a group of Presbyterians who seek to make the church as generous and just as God’s grace. I serve on the Board of the Presbyterian Mission Agency and on the Governing Board of Ghost Ranch. I also serve on the Clergy Advocacy Board of Planned Parenthood.
I believe labyrinths allow extroverts to get in touch with their spiritual side.
I was on Romper Room as a child.
I like my bourbon neat.
I believe Colin Firth is the only Mr. Darcy.
I always believe the KC Royals will win.
I am an 8 on the Enneagram.
Traveling in the Middle East really changed my perspective on the world and I’m eagerly waiting for a chance to go back and praying for peace in the region.
Siamese cats are the best pets, but I really want a dog.
I am also an amateur cellist, soccer carpool driver, and espresso drinker who has somehow become a part of the Bronco Nation–GO BOISE STATE!
I used to run, but the old college football injury (no lie) has given me the knees of a much older woman, so now I cross country ski in the winter, ride my beautiful bike, Helen, the rest of the year, and hike in the foothills.
You can read some of my sermons and sermon reviews in Lectionary Homiletcs. I am one of the contributors to Abingdon’s Creative Preaching Annual for 2014, 2015, and 2016. I have blogged at There is Power in the Blog. I blog at Revgalblogpals and for Huffington Post’s Religion Blog. I have written articles and liturgy for Call to Worship and for Interpretation. And I have a chapter in the book Keeping the Faith in Seminary, available from Avenida Press and at Amazon.com and a chapter in the book There’s a Woman in the Pulpit, available from Skylight Paths Publishing and Amazon.