I grew up in Nebraska with my parents and younger brother. Ever since I could remember, my family was involved in our local church. My knowledge of God developed through going to Sunday school, VBS, and youth group from a very young age.
For so long, I tried to earn favor and value through being a good person and following the rules. I attended church and youth group out of obligation and a way to hang out with friends. In my sophomore year of high school, the Lord turned me away from myself and toward His marvelous light. I started to believe with my heart that Jesus was Lord. At the same time, I was placed with a mentor who showed me firsthand what it looked like to have a relationship with God in a deeper, more meaningful way. I was also blessed with a strong Christian community who encouraged and strengthened one another in our walks with the Lord.
During my freshman year of college at The University of Nebraska, I met another turning point in my walk with the Lord as I learned what it meant to live my faith out on my own. I was a member of a sorority, which can be a lonely place as a Christian. Through the Lord’s grace, I met some dear friends during that season. I was involved in a campus ministry, where I met my husband through a summer mission trip in San Diego. Early in our marriage, we took a huge leap of faith and moved to Texas where God has gifted us with three beautiful daughters. We have been members of The Village Church since our move to Texas in 2012. I am grateful for the way the Lord has fostered my faith through sound biblical teaching and authentic community at TVC.
Hope for The Village Church
My hope for The Village is that we would be an authentic community, rooted in the truth of Scripture, and that our love and joy of Christ will overflow to those around us.