I love King Jesus and the gospel’s message of hope- that hope is what compels me to share the Good News. Wherever the gospel is preached there is liberty. Captives are set free, the soul is renewed and the chains of sin broken. As the people of God, we have become co-heirs with Christ (Romans 8:17), grafted into the family of God (Romans 11:17) and this friends, is why I do what I do! This is why I teach, preach and write: to encourage and equip the body of Christ.
I live in Clayton, a lively little town in the suburbs of Raleigh, NC along with my handsome husband and our two teenagers. We also have three grown children and two adorable grandsons. In my spare time, I read books on missional churches, women in leadership and theology. I enjoy educating myself in the latest research and treatment strategies on mental illness. Restoring old furniture keeps me sane as well as writing, indulging in a steaming cup of Starbucks, spending time outside taking in God’s creation, hanging out with good friends and engaging in an interesting discussion on theology. I’m a CrossFit Kool-Aid drinker and an OCR enthusiast.
I earned my Master of Arts degree in Professional Counseling and Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and Christian Counseling. I spent 20 years in corporate America serving in various leadership and individual contributor roles. I am currently a Licensed Professional Counselor in North Carolina with clinical experience in anxiety, depression, bipolar, behavioral problems, trauma, sexual abuse, grief, anger and issues of marriage and family (including step and blended families) and more. In all of these issues, I am skilled in the integration of psychology and theology. In 2015 I joined the John Maxwell Team as an Independent Certified Coach, Teacher, and Speaker. I am ordained minister in the Nazarene Church and have served in churches on the North Carolina district.