I am blessed to have been born into a Christian home. My parents were both teachers at a Christian school. Around the time of my fourth birthday, we were attending a family camp. I approached my mother and told her that I wanted to be saved. My mother took me back to our room and showed me from the Bible how I could be saved and have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Even though I was very young, I understood that I was a sinner and in need of a Savior. That evening, I put my faith in Jesus Christ and accepted God’s free gift of salvation. About a year later, I was baptized. When I was seven, my father became the pastor of a Baptist church in a small town in southeastern Minnesota.

During my teenage years, I struggled with assurance of my salvation. After some time, I realized I was allowing Satan to win a battle in my life. I needed the reminder from God’s Word that His grace is sufficient to save me, even though I was so young when it happened.

During my senior year of high school, God used a series of somewhat difficult circumstances to help me realize that there was nothing more fulfilling than a life serving Him. At that time, I chose to attend Maranatha Baptist University in Watertown, WI. I graduated with a degree in Elementary Education and a minor in Learning Disabilities. After graduation, I moved to Plymouth to begin teaching 6th grade here at Fourth. I have treasured God’s leading in my life and I am trusting Him to continue guiding me as I seek to live a life that brings glory to God.