I am excited to join you as your Associate Rector for Young Adults & Innovation.
Decades of cross-country moves, transcontinental travels, and vocational adventures have taught me to embrace God’s invitations to participate in divine experiments, ever unfolding in our world, with curiosity and joy. My bi-coastal upbringing (born in Annapolis, raised in Northern California) deeply inscribed my love of sand and surf. I relished my spot on the athletic field, as girls' soccer took the Bay Area by storm. Family sojourns in upstate New York and rural Alabama piqued my passion for the piano and determination to garden, even in tricky soil. As the eldest of six children within a multi-generational military family, I found the challenges of frequent relocation instrumental to learning how to forge communal connections in new spaces, discovering that resilient strength fiercely described by Maya Angelou: “You are only free when you belong no place—you belong every place—no place at all." Between years of delving into poetry, theology, archaeology, and biblical studies, earning degrees at Colorado Christian University and Yale Divinity School, I cultivated a meaningful business career. I served as a financial consultant with a national investment firm, advising retail clients on their portfolios.
My journey of faith showcases the Holy Spirit’s ironic sense of humor, shaping creativity for translating the Good News of God's love into diverse contexts, stretching from Manhattan’s towering skyline to the spacious skies of the Sunflower State. I'm excited to return to the South. If you share my appetite for exploring—farmers' markets, music scenes, and outdoor activities—don’t miss the chance to help me get acclimated to Atlanta, where God’s world is humming with fresh energy.