About Me

I contemplate, write and speak about the eternal implications of our life in God. I am a lover of beauty (especially the beauty of my family and creation). And I am a justice seeker—trying to overcome evil with good. In addition, I seek answers to these types of questions: What does abundant life look like (John 10:10)? If God is good and we are his deeply beloved children and safe in his kingdom, how then should we live?

I’m married to my best friend, Shawn. He’s a philosophy professor. We’re deliriously happy together. When I married him, I hit the jackpot. Aside from the Lord, our marriage and home is the one safe refuge I have in this life. Together we have three little girls, Iliana, Valentina, and Isabella. I often speak to students, congregations, and other groups about what it means to follow Jesus.

Some favorite writers: Thomas Merton, Madeleine L’Engle, Eugene Peterson, Kathleen Norris, Carlo Carretto, Charles De Foucauld, Father Greg Boyle, C.S. Lewis, G.K. Chesterton, Henri Nouwen, Thomas A’Kempis, Mary Karr, Dallas Willard, Richard Foster and many of the Church Fathers and Mothers. A favorite poet is Mary Oliver.

I received my M.Div. from Northeastern Seminary in Rochester, New York. I write for various venues and am a by-lined writer for Christianity Today’s Her.meneutics BlogGifted For Leadership , and Our Daily Bread. I belong to INK: A Creative Collective and the Redbud Writers Guild.

I have a book through Brazos Press called: A Beautiful Disaster Finding Hope in the Midst of Brokenness. You can order it here!

If you are interested, I’d be delighted to come speak to your group. I regularly speak to churches and college students. You can contact me via this page or via Twitter.