Growing up, I was blessed to have a mom who took me to church every week. I became aware of the gospel at an early age, but I can't point to an exact moment where my heart was completely opened to Christ. My walk has been a gradual experience of God revealing Himself to me.
I have always had one of those stories that is void of any extreme, outwardly rebellion. Instead, my struggles have been with fear and anxiety as I have tried to preserve a certain image, seeking man's approval over God's.
My faith really began to grow as I became involved in my church's youth group. God used my interest in music to get me involved with the student worship band. While in that situation, I was surrounded by a great community of people who loved God and desired to see me grow.
After high school, I moved to Denton to pursue graphic design at UNT. In college, God used music again to draw me to Himself, as I helped lead worship at the Baptist Student Ministry. There, God matured me through mentors, community and leadership situations that were outside my comfort zone.
After college, God blessed me with a job at Collide Magazine and Igniter Media, companies that create and inspire worship media materials. I was able to use my design gifts to help others have worshipful encounters with God.
I have been attending The Village since 2004. I remember attending a service for the first time and finding it a refreshing place that was very real and challenging. I was overjoyed when, through God's miraculous work, the Denton campus was created. Since moving to Denton, I have always felt a call to serve that community. It has been a blessing to worship and do life there.
In fall 2010, I had the opportunity to join The Village Church Communications staff as a graphic designer. This has been the latest evidence of God continually drawing me into His plan, using my passion and talents to glorify His name.
Hope for The Village Church
My hope is to see The Village grow in its ability to impact the communities around us, glorifying God as he uses us to redeem His creation.