I was born and raised in Garden City, Kansas. As a child, I was raised in the Roman Catholic Church, receiving a foundation of faith that would never leave me. As an adult, I walked away from church for several years. It was only when I had children that I realized what I was missing. I knew I wanted them to have the firm foundation that I had been given. In January of 1997, I walked through the doors of First Presbyterian for the first time. I was looking for a church that would love and nurture my children. As I rediscovered my faith, I also found a calling. In 2005, I became the Director of Children's and Family Ministry. I love the time I spend with children, as they learn to love and follow Jesus. I love the time I spend with their parents and families. Learning and growing in faith together is always an amazing adventure! My husband, John and I have been married for 31 years. We have two grown children, Caitlin and Dylan. John and I know the exhilaration and exhaustion of raising children. We have found First Presbyterian Church to be a community that supports and encourages us and our family. It is my hope that you, too, will find First Pres. a great place to worship, to help teach your children, and to find fellowship.