I was born last in a rather large raucous family of 7 on the north side of Chicago. My parents were
independent thinkers who, although they loved their families of origin, did not want to live a life similar
to them. We traveled in the way, way back of a station wagon all over the US whenever we had school
vacations. That love for travel, follows me today. My father wanted us be raised in the church, which
we were faithful to as we were growing up. But I never knew about having a personal relationship with
Christ. I thought attendance was all that was available. And that I was mostly on my own to try harder
to be a better person.
I moved to San Diego in 1983 and really believed that God required me to be kind enough and good
enough with a lot of self-effort….well that ran thin. I was married, had a child and divorced within 5
years. None the wiser, two years later I married again and found myself repeating my same mistakes.
My husband, now of 27 years, was a Christian but I really believed that I could just try harder and be
better. Two months into that marriage I came to the end of my own strength. I accepted what the Lord
could do and I clearly could not.
My feet began coming through the doors of Foothills in 1995 and they have never stopped. I began to
grow in my understanding of who He is and who He wanted to transform me to be. What an incredible
grace He brought into my life. Love, peace, joy, freedom from ways of thinking that had impacted
choice after choice, and the quality of my life. Gal 2:20 I have been crucified with Christ: and I myself no
longer live, but Christ lives in me. And the real life I now have within this body is a result of my trusting in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
I work for Linda Hoffman and support many of the amazing women who lead ministry here at Foothills.
I cannot believe they pay me to do this. I love my ministry. I love my life. I love Him.
My hope for Foothills Church
That we would never stop individually growing in our understanding of whom He is and who He intends for us to be. That we would continue to seek Him first rather than relief from our circumstances. That we would love Him and others well, even when we do not agree.