All the Deets…

My background…

I was raised in church and have loved the Lord all my life. At the young age of 12, I heard the call of God, that one day I would be a children’s pastor. Ever since then, I have faithfully served pastors, leaders, and the Church with great zeal and passion for reaching and teaching children. In 2007, after several years as a preschool teacher and afterschool counselor, I graduated from Children’s Ministries Institute with a certificate in Children’s Ministries. Shortly after graduation is when I entered full time ministry as a missionary with ZOE International in Thailand.

How I came to serve in Thailand with ZOE…

In 2002 Michael and Carol Hart founded ZOE as a USA non-profit 501(c)3 organization. I have know the Harts since I was 6 years old so when they announced they were moving to Thailand it was no surprise – they talked about being missionaries one day since I was a kid.

The surprise came when in 2006, they asked me to join them in Thailand to help start a children’s ministry at their children’s home. I thought to myself NO WAY, but after I graduated from the Children’s Ministry Institute in November 2016, God asked me go. I fasted and prayed and wanted to say NO so bad…but then God said, “If you love me you’ll obey.” So I said yes… but only for 6 months.

Ha! If only I knew what God was really calling me to! In February 2007, I boarded a plane to Thailand thinking I was only gonna be gone for 6 months…and I’m still here! God needed to get me on the field first before He would reveal what He was really calling me to.

My role(s) at ZOE…

Over the years I’ve had many, many roles, from substitute houseparent to head of transportation to leading short term teams to but my real calling and true joy comes from ministering and teaching the kids that ZOE rescues.

My current role is as ZOE’s NextGen Ministry Manager. I help oversee staff and volunteers, conduct weekly services, create programs and evangelistic outreaches to children and youth , and coordinate special events and our bi-annual NextGen Camps. I also teach in ZOE’s Ministry School and conduct a variety of  NextGen Ministry seminars to educate and empower others to effectively teach the Word of God all ages, cradle to college.

Adopting Justice…

Ever since I can remember I’ve wanted to adopt. It’s something that God put on my heart at a young age. For years and years I prayed and asked God for the “green light” to start the adoption process and finally in 2016, He said, “Yes, and his name will be Justice.”

My health journey…

In March of 2017, I started working with a life coach and discipline has been the key to my success. No surgery. No gimmicks. Just good ole discipline and balance and hard work. I found my “Why”. And my “Why” was big enough to change my life and become the woman/mother I’ve always dreamed of being.

Why essential oils…

Unless you have been living under a rock or frozen in ice for the past few years, then you know that Essential Oils are the biggest craze in the health and nutrition market.  Is it just a fad though? I don’t think so….not after really experiencing the power of what Essential Oils can do in the body. I think that every single person should be using EOs for themselves.