I graduated from Duke Divinity School and have been a pastor for over 15 years. I've loved my life in ministry, even if it's come with unexpected challenges. Life is like that, isn't it?
Throughout my time in ministry, I've seen (and experienced firsthand) the isolation, loneliness, and shame that remains unspoken when Christians shy away from difficult conversations. The truth is, life is full of difficult topics and situations. As believers, we should be setting the example for the world on how to foster a sense of acceptance and belonging, not shying away at the first sign of discomfort.
This is where I found my calling. In helping people have difficult conversations about difficult topics. I've written two books (so far)—Birthed: Finding Grace Through Infertility
and Brave Church: Tackling Tough Topics Together—
to guide people in opening the door to the presence of God in difficult life experiences.
I live in Athens, Georgia with my husband, Kevin, and our two children, Amelia and Andrew, where I am the Minister at First Christian Church Athens