Hometown: Round Rock, Texas

Education: B.S. in International Studies with a Business from Texas A&M University

Ministry at Ablaze: Social Media Coordinator

Ministry Background: My love for ministry began in high school, when I had the opportunity to work on a retreat planning team and began volunteering with middle school ministry. Since then I took just about every opportunity I could to build up youth and share what I knew and loved about the faith. In college, I got involved in Aggie Awakening leadership and met my husband. Taking on a great deal of responsibility to plan Awakening taught me that I was given logistical and leadership skills I could use in a ministry setting, and serve in a different way from a small group leader.

Passions and interests: I love baking for others and searching for my next read in bookshops and libraries. I really treasure getting to know someone deeper through good conversation; over a cup of coffee of course. Some of my happiest moments are when I am exploring the outdoors and being wild with my fearless and goofy toddler, Benedict.

How did you become involved with Ablaze/why are you involved? I began volunteering with Ablaze as a freshman in college and later served at St. Anthony’s as a small group leader at which my future husband, Dylan, was the youth minister. Ablaze has been a part of our lives and our family since we started dating,and I am excited to join in the mission of forming disciples.

Favorite quotes and Bible Verses:

“If you want to get warm, you must stand near the fire: if you want to be wet you must get in the water. If you want joy, power, peace, eternal life, you must get close to, or even into, the thing that has them”  –C.S. Lewis

“For where your treasure is, there will your heart also be” Matthew 6:21

“It is no bad thing to celebrate a simple life” –J.R.R Tolkien

“Relying on God  has to begin all over again every day as if nothing had been done yet” –C.S. Lewis