Over the last few years, my husband, Mike, and I have both realized that God is calling us to live out His purpose for us in a unique way. He’s asked us to set aside some old dreams and be all in for a new kingdom-building adventure with Him. Our journey over the course of our married life has taken us back and forth across the country and now that journey is taking us to South America.
I grew up in Tucson, Arizona, where I went to school to become a teacher. I've been fortunate to experience many unique positions as an educator including home school teacher, classroom teacher to third graders, education director at tutoring centers, and as a scholarships program coordinator for a non-profit that works with people in Kenya.
Experiencing other places and cultures in the world has been something I've enjoyed independently and together with my husband. In college, I was part of several short term mission trips to Mexico; I spent my first few years out of college serving on the mission field as a teacher for missionary kids in Sarajevo, Bosnia; Mike and I have had the chance to be a part of a few short term mission trips to Kenya, Ecuador, and Dominican Republic.
It was our time in Ambato, Ecuador, on a short term trip with Extreme Nazarene, that led us to our decision to say yes to a new adventure with God and serve as Well-Being Coordinators in Quito, Ecuador, starting January of 2016. I am so excited that this position allows us to support and meet the needs of Extreme Team Members working in South America. We loved our time in Ambato with the 40/40s! To be able to support future 40/40s and help them on their journeys is an awesome privilege! We are so blessed to be a part of the work now in Quito, Ecuador and beyond.