I grew up in a christian home on a farm north of Polk City. After high school I attended Evangel University in Springfield, Missouri. Then, I returned home and taught middle and high school in the Des Moines Public Schools for nine years. My husband Chad and I have two daughters, Abby and Emily.

Our family started attending First Family in 2011 and I have been working in the children’s ministry since 2012. It is a joy and privilege to serve the Lord with an amazing team of leaders and to partner with families.