Community West Church


Director of Children’s Ministry

Leads children ministries, supports families with the discipleship of their children

Who is your role model?

My role model is my dad. He’s in heaven now, walking along with Jesus, side-by-side. He was kind and humble even though he was a genius in his kids’ eyes. And he loved the Lord- more than anyone I know. He was the kind of person who would play the piano for any church anywhere for free because it brought people to God. He once shared a sort of communion with a friend in need at McDonald’s. It embarrassed my mom but I thought is was lovely.

What is something you like to do the old-fashioned way?

Even though I’ve turned most of my mom’s recipes into a healthier version, I can’t change her recipe for turkey dressing. An old North Carolina version of bread crumbs, turkey broth and so much butter (pronounced butt-ah) that your veins clog just looking at it, but boy is it worth it!

What is your favorite part about what you do?

Children. I taught Children’s Choir for 18 years at ThirdRVA and fell in love with how honest and open and fun they are. They would sing with abandon and laugh at anything. Children are God’s Master Plan in the works and I want to help shape them and support their wonderful parents in creating a heart for God in them.

What are you happiest doing, when you are not working?

At the end of a long day, I love crashing with my husband Mark to watch a good old crime show or Sci Fi/Fantasy where Good always wins over Evil.

What would you sing at karaoke night?

“You’ve Got a Friend” by James Taylor. A favorite since High School and yes, that dates me!

Control your devices and free your soul!

If you were being treated to a free lunch, where would you go?

“The Daily” for Crispy Brussels Sprouts…or “ Pho 1 Grill” for Bubble Tea…or “Murat’s” for his authentic Turkish egg dish I can’t pronounce. I can’t decide because I LOVE to eat out! ​