I grew up in Ayer, MA by a lake where I enjoyed swimming just about every day in the summer. My siblings and I spent many hours out on the lake in our canoe, as well as many adventures in the woods near our house. These expeditions planted in me a deep love for nature and the landscape of New England. Thinking I wanted to be an English teacher, I pursued an English Studies degree at Fitchburg State University. While I was there, I became a leader in the campus Christian group and felt the tug to do full-time ministry. After I graduated, I worked at a school in Chelmsford, MA, which specialized in caring for students with emotional and behavioral disabilities. Meanwhile, I was also serving as a youth leader at my church and realized that I wanted to expand my ministry beyond simply serving on Sunday nights. With this goal in mind, I started studying at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. This summer, I will graduate with my Masters of Divinity degree.
My Journey to TCC
I was sitting in class with Dr. Petter one day when he advertised the children’s ministry director position that was opening at his church. I didn’t think much of it at the time, thinking the timing wouldn’t quite work for me. Yet as I began to learn more about the position, I decided to step forward as a candidate. One thing led to another, and, in a process that can only be attributed to God’s grace, I became the Pastor of Children’s Ministry here at TCC. I’ve been attending since January 2020 and love to see the ways God’s hand is at work through the vibrant community of this church.
A Meaningful Verse to Me
A meaningful verse for me is 2 Corinthians 12:9, which reminds me that, in my weakest moments, God’s spirit fills me with the strength I need to serve him.