I have been ministering to youth at Westlake UMC since 2012. After attending UT Austin, I got my Masters in Theology in Youth, Family and Culture at Fuller Theological Seminary in California. While it was beautiful out there, I was happy to come back to Austin! Very quickly I found the people so welcoming here and have fallen in love with the WUMC community. I do life with my wonderful husband Jonathan and our hearts are full with our adorable little boy Wesley and a little girl on the way.
Some of my favorite parts of ministry are the spontaneity of working with youth especially during youth group games, also the consistencies that never change like taco breakfast every Tuesday morning with a bunch of high schoolers. I love seeing “graduated” students come back to help or intern but also get excited learning all about each year's new 6th grade class! Overall my favorite part is seeing the whole WUMC congregation help our youth grow in their understanding of who God is and who they are in relationship with God and each other.