I grew up in Grand Rapids, MI in a loving Christian family. I attended Christian schools with my three sisters and value that education deeply. I came to Timothy Christian in 2008, after spending five years in Santiago, Dominican Republic. Living in the DR taught me many things, but most importantly to live simply, trust God’s sovereignty, and live a life that serves others. I now live in Bolingbrook with my husband Anthony, we were married August 2, 2014. We welcomed Isaac into our family in 2016 and are enjoying our time with him. We love spending time with friends and family and are busy enjoying life to its fullest! I strive to daily live a life that draws others to Christ and reflects my love for Him.
I attended Trinity Christian College and graduated in 2003 with a major in elementary education. After graduating I followed my passion for missions and moved to the Dominican Republic. I spent the next five years teaching kindergarten at Santiago Christian School in Santiago, Dominican Republic. While in the DR, I was able to earn my Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Bethel University (Minneapolis, MN). I loved every year in the DR, but through prayers and wide open doors, I followed God’s guiding to move back to the states and started at TCS in 2008. I taught kindergarten for one year and then made the switch to first grade. I had the opportunity to spend the 2013-2014 school year on a one-year sabbatical. I headed back down to the DR and supported a school for low income families, Pathway to Jesus. It was an experience where I was able to train teachers as well as support administration in a wide variety of ways. I am grateful to TCS for giving me the chance to have that experience. I am proud to be a part of the Timothy team and educate students to go out and transform the world.
First grade is an important year in a child’s life. As a teacher of these young children, I am there to teach, guide, and lead them as they grow and learn. My prayer for my students is that they will desire to live their lives in a way that reflects God’s glory and honors Him.