Coordinator of teaching ministries
As a native Texan, I’ve lived the majority of my life in the Houston area before moving to Louisiana in March of 2019. I was raised in a loving family, attended a Methodist church, and basically had a quiet, pleasant childhood experience. Looking back, I’ve realized that my Christianity during those years had a very nominal form and I had no personal reality of the Gospel in my life. Living a “good” life, making “good” choices, and being a “good” kid only got me so far and when some big life questions and changes came up towards the end of high school, I began to feel lost for the first time. Anxiety and panic attacks dominated my life and I knew that something fundamental was missing but had no answers.
In the fall of 2010, I followed my twin sister to a university in San Antonio. I had no direction or plan, but figured it would be the avenue for me to “figure out” life. Within the first week on campus, I met a man that just moved to town to join the staff of a campus ministry. Something about him and the others involved with the ministry caught my attention. They had a sense of life and light within them that contrasted noticeably with what I was experiencing inside. This, I now know, was the moment God began drawing me to Himself in a way that I had never experienced. I consider Fall semester of 2010 the time that I truly came to saving faith in Christ. My reality began to completely change, and my anxiety and hopelessness were instantly replaced with a peace and purpose that I knew could only be from God. I was loved, discipled, and equipped by many amazing people during that season, and I continued in my faith by discipling others with the great reality of the Gospel that I had recently experienced for myself.
Since college, God has brought me through many seasons of change. I moved cities, churches, and jobs multiple times, and have learned that God is the only true constant in my life. Moving to Louisiana was a leap of faith for me and I was wanting a fresh start, but had no clue what that would look like. Since my move to Louisiana, God has been faithful to meet my true needs, and connecting with The Field Church has become such a meaningful part in my story. I am more than excited to be a part in the work that God is doing in and through this local church.
My Desire & Prayer for The Field Church
My prayer and desire for The Field Church is that we would be a local church where people can learn to follow Christ in every avenue of life. I pray that God will be glorified in all that we do, and that people would see Jesus for the treasure that He truly is.