I grew up in Maryland, one of five children. Our summers included lots of reading, playing outdoors and camping trips. I attended University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and received my accounting degree. After graduation, I earned my CPA license and lived and worked in North Carolina for eight years, moving back to Maryland in 1988. I worked in the accounting and finance field for 20 years.
In 1991, I met my best friend and the love of my life, Tom and we married in 1993. I was blessed that day to become part of an “insta- family” (our daughter’s word) that included our children, Bonnie, Andrew and Joey (ages 11, 9 and 6 at the time). In 1996 our son Brian was born, rounding out our crew at four – all amazing people that make us proud! Today, our family includes our two beautiful daughters-in-law, Sarah and Priscilla, our wonderful son-in-law Steve, and five (soon to be six) adorable and fun grandchildren.
We began attending Seneca Creek in 1994 and I began serving in the Nursery soon after. In 2001 I joined the Children’s Ministry staff where I served as Nursery/Preschool Director for five years. After eight years as a stay-at-home Mom, I re-joined the PowerHouse staff part-time in 2014. I also volunteer as a PowerHouse small group leader.
I am interested in learning and understanding more about what it is like to live with special needs and want to be a part of making sure Seneca Creek is ready to welcome every person/family that wants to worship with us. In Fall 2015 I began substituting as a Special Education Instructional Assistant in the public schools.
I truly enjoy children of all ages and am passionate about helping every child to understand they are valuable because they were created by God, that they are fiercely loved by God, and Jesus wants to be their friend and leader forever.