Raised in El Cajon as the youngest in a family with an alcoholic father made it easy to see that nothing but Jesus was the answer to life’s big questions. I quickly learned that being good and quiet was the way to stay out of the strike zone at home and became a “pleaser”. But was that what God wanted of me? God was gently calling me into relationship. While at SDSU, I finally understood that Jesus came to take my place on the cross and that God actually loved me.
I jumped at a chance to move to Maryland when I was 24. God knew exactly where to place me. Being alone and new was humbling. God was re-shaping my old way of thinking and becoming my Shepherd. Within a few years I was married with 3 kids – a busy full-time mom. We lived inside the Washington DC beltway during the 9/11 attacks and watched our nation’s political leaders fall to their knees to humbly seek God. God was our Deliverer and Protector.
After being gone 18 years, we packed up and moved back to San Diego to help my parents. Settling in was harder this time because our kids had to start over, too, but God soon had us all planted and growing. God was our Provider.
I’m currently celebrating 35 years as a daughter of the Most High King and 25 years of marriage to my amazing husband. While at Foothills, I’ve seen God as the One Who Heals me.
God has given me a heart of compassion and understanding for the new, the lost, the forgotten, and the lonely. I serve our pastors and help connect women who want community and family at Foothills.
HOPE FOR FOOTHILLS CHURCH
My hope for Foothills is that we would be a people who would love one another deeply from a sincere heart as Paul said to the Ephesians, “… And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge” Ephesians 3:17-20