I grew up in Flower Mound, Texas in a Christian household. I regularly attended my church’s Sunday school and accepted Christ around the age of seven. I knew I wanted to spend my life with Jesus because He loved me and sacrificed Himself for me.
As I progressed through high school, I continued to live how I thought a “good Christian girl” should, always doing and saying the “right things.” It was quite the revelation when I moved away from home at 17 and was exposed to the brokenness of the real world. Being removed from my comfort zone forced me to pursue my relationship with the Lord on my own for the first time. I soon discovered how heavily I based my relationship on works rather than faith.
I went through a difficult year between high school and college. I had to give up on my childhood dream and was very angry with God. I couldn’t understand why He would lead me down what seemed like a certain path for most of my life only to have it ripped away from me. As I hit what felt like rock bottom, I realized the Lord was my only constant in life. Even though I was angry with Him, I was comforted in knowing that He wouldn’t leave me or forsake me as I worked through my feelings and tried to figure out my next steps.
My relationship with Christ entered a new season as I went off to college. I joined a Christian sorority, found a weekly college ministry program to attend, and was blessed with a handful of strong, believing women that weren’t afraid to be intentional and “do life” with me. I met my husband in my junior year of college and he has always been a wonderful source of encouragement in my walk with the Lord.
I moved back to Flower Mound after college and soon found The Village Church. I was thrilled to find a church home as an adult and began putting down roots. My husband and I became members in 2018, and although we moved away for a few years, we quickly rejoined when we moved back in 2021. I am so grateful for all that The Village has done for me and my family, and I’m honored to be able to serve my church family in this position.
Hope for The Village Church
I hope that we would continue to be a welcoming community for people of all ages and backgrounds, meeting them where they are, and boldly sharing the gospel with them. Additionally, I pray that our church would continue to love people through the different ministries, programs, and resources that we have been blessed with.