Like Harry tells Sally in the great rom-com When Harry Met Sally, I’m the “worst kind”: I’m high-maintenance who thinks she’s low maintenance.
Need proof?: I love a salad dressed with raspberry vinaigrette dressing, but I pick out the white spines of lettuce and refuse to eat them.
I grew up on a dead-end dirt road in a little hamlet called Sleeper, Mo. I attended the University of Missouri and graduated with a Bachelor in Journalism degree from the Missouri School of Journalism. Upon graduation, I moved to Paducah, Ky., to take a sports writing job at the local newspaper. After six adventure-filled years covering college athletics, high school sports and dirt track auto racing, I felt God’s renewed call to ministry and took a position as the youth director at New Hope Cumberland Presbyterian Church, the church which I’ve been a member of since 2007. They also let me work part time at the local library with coworkers who have become some of my closest friends. During all this time, I fell in love, got married, and got divorced. I believe in God’s abundant grace (hallelujah!), mercy and above all, unconditional love.
I finished a Master of Divinity degree at Memphis Theological Seminary in December 2019.
In January 2020, I was ordained as a minister in the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, and installed as the associate minister at New Hope.
My life can usually be described by a scene in When Harry Met Sally.