I decided to follow Jesus at a young age, and ever since I was a young child, I have loved the Lord Jesus Christ and felt His presence in my life. I have always loved reading and studying the Bible and teaching others about what God is teaching me and doing in my life. After moving through cancer, I was asked to share my testimony and soon found myself being asked to share it again and again and eventually to speak on other topics related to living the Christian life and walking with Jesus.
I am also often asked to sing songs sharing the message of God’s work in my life through music and to write about what God has been doing in my life. How amazing to see God bring together all the gifts He has given to me and all the things I love to do so much–studying the Bible, teaching, writing, and singing. I am so thankful for every opportunity He has given me to serve Him.
I grew up in a strong Christian family and came to know Jesus personally at a young age. Throughout my childhood, I attended a dynamic, Bible-teaching church and enjoyed memorizing and searching the Scriptures and learning to apply the Word of God to my life. For as long as I can remember, I have had a strong desire to tell others about Jesus and to show them that God is real and that the Bible is relevant to their lives.
After recovering from Lymphoma, I discovered that even more than I love teaching, I love teaching about Jesus–telling others about what God is doing in my life and encouraging them to join me in leaving all else behind and following Jesus with everything we are and have.
I also have a strong passion for the people Jesus refers to as “lost.” I believe it is very important to try to understand the things that keep people from choosing to follow Jesus and to work to break down barriers by listening, loving, and serving those around us.
I have a strong music and worship background. I am self-taught on the piano and have been singing for audiences since I was a young child. Growing up, I sang with my brother and sisters at many church events and also participated in many choirs, recording with one, and had leading roles in several musical productions. I studied music/voice at California State University, Long Beach for two years and trained under professional vocal coaches for twelve years.
More recently, I led worship at New Harbor Community Church in Benicia, California for over 6 years. During that time, I began to sharpen my piano skills and to write my own music. I also wrote, directed, and produced music and drama productions for both children and adults.
I have been singing as a soloist at special events for over ten years. I believe that music is a powerful tool to touch lives and to motivate and inspire listeners. I especially love to sing songs that speak the truth about God and his love for us.
I am willing to speak and/or sing on a topic or theme that you request. Please E-mail me to talk about your ideas.
At Home . . .
My husband and I were married in 1985 and currently live in Hailey, Idaho, where we moved to begin a ministry known as FreedomHouse Ministries, in 2014. We opened The Coffee House—a Gathering place as a hub for ministry and investing in the community. We have a casual church service on Saturday nights where we have simple worship, relevant teaching, open discussion, and weekly communion. We also host Bible studies and other classes and events.
We have three daughters, two whom we homeschooled and are now grown, and we are involved in the community and in our church. I am extremely thankful for the opportunities that God has given us to serve Him together as a family.