DIRECTOR OF ASSIMILATION
I grew up going to church. I was eight years old when I first accepted Christ as my personal Savior. Then, in high school I decided to become serious about my faith and re-dedicated my life to following Christ. After high school, I went to college to pursue a career in education but something didn’t feel right. I didn’t enjoy my classes and felt as if there was something else I should be pursuing. Then one night while helping out with our youth group, I felt a tug and a call to youth ministry. After college, I had the opportunity to be a full-time youth director near Cleveland, Ohio for three years. God taught me so much through that process and I truly felt that I was living out the calling He had placed on my life.
I met my husband Ben and moved to Logan in 2009. I started attending LCC where I started volunteering with our youth group. I had a hope that at some point a position on staff would open up. In January of 2014, I was given the opportunity to join the staff of LCC in a different capacity than working with youth, but I jumped at the chance to be in ministry again…and I love it. The staff and people of LCC helped me walk through one of the hardest seasons of my life, but then they were there to celebrate with us when that season ended and our daughter, Kaydence, was born in February 2015. I’m so thankful for the opportunity to serve the staff and people of LCC. The people of LCC are like family and I can’t imagine being anywhere else at this moment.
My Hope for LCC:
One of my favorite Scriptures is Matthew 5:14-16: You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.
It is my hope that we can be the light that shines brightly to the city of Lancaster and the surrounding areas, that others will be drawn to the light in us, and that we will guide them into a relationship with Christ. I truly believe the people of LCC have the potential to change this city by shining so brightly that others can’t help but notice.