Hi Friends! Here's a little bit about how Jesus has wired me for life and ministry.
My personal mission statement is:
'to listen, learn and love with the heart and mind of Christ and teach others to do the same.'
I graduated from Emmaus Bible College with a BA in Biblical Studies and an emphasis in youth ministry. Shortly after moving back home to Canada, I co-founded CrossTrainers Canada with one of my best friends (Patti LaRose) in 2001. I was blessed to serve as CrossTrainers' Executive Director for 19 years in Bradford Ontario. Although I am no longer serving the LORD in this role my heart beat remains intimately connected with their mission 'Training people to live, love and lead for the glory of God.'
I am a licensed minister through The Canadian Christian Ministers Federation (CCMF) as well a certified trainer of Bridges out of Poverty and Getting Ahead and am currently pursuing my MA in Counselling Psychology. I am passionate about using every resource I have to bless and encourage others, especially those who are under-resourced.
Some of my favourite things include walking or hiking with Jesus and other close friends, campfires and sunsets. You'll often find me drinking a warm beverage and laughing with friends or treasure hunting at thrift stores. I enjoy road trips and singing my favourite worship or country music loud and off key. Although my hair is most often up and I throw like a boy, my love for deep friendships and sensitive heart are unmistakenly that of a woman. Above all, my passion is Jesus. He is my everything.