Tell us a little bit about yourself and what God has called you to do? I’m a true Southern California girl born and raised in South Orange County. I love to surf, snowboard and am an active member of the CrossFit nation. God has called me to train and equip church leaders to excel in connecting with people in the digital space. I’m passionate about the local church and would love to see it thrive in all spaces.
Where do you live and have you lived anywhere else? Currently, I reside in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA and have lived in San Diego.
How do you carve out time with God everyday? Ideally, my time spent with God is every morning but sometimes life gets in the way of that. I carry a Bible with me in my car, I have one at work and one at home. It’s almost like I keep a snack with me in all places so that if I miss a “spiritual meal,” I have a snack to hold me over. When I’m not in the Word consuming my daily bread, I become a “hangry” Christian and nobody wants that.
What is your best organizational/planning tip? I used to be the classic double-booker until I learned to fool-proof my calendaring. I’ve learned that a dual-strategy approach keeps me safe: Write it down and to put it in the phone. I keep my phone calendar for pop-up event reminders and I keep my Anchored Press Planner so that I can visually layout my schedule and see where I can squeeze things in or take things out.
What is your favorite go-to easy meal? Sweet potatoes, ground turkey and broccoli. I think this comes from so many years of doing Paleo challenges!
What are your 3 favorite books, other than the Bible of course? Uninvited by Lysa Terkeurst — this is a must-read! Leaders Eat Last by Simon Sinek and The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron .
What is your favorite Bible Verse? I’ve had a lot of different favorite bible verses but right now in this season, it’s Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the Lord with all of your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways, acknowledge him and he will make straight your paths.”
We are dying to know . . . what you love most and least about social media? I love that social media is a way for people to connect, inspire each other creatively, discover new things and experience the world in a whole new way. Some of my best friends live across the ocean and I’m able to stay connected with them — I’m so grateful! However, we forget that social media is about connecting with people. It’s about speaking AND listening. Which leads me to what I like least… I don’t like how everyone is trying to “BE” something or someone. We’re producing these ideal stories of what we’d love our lives to look like and the image we’d like to portray and all the while the story is without flaw, full transparency and beauty in the hard parts of life. What would social media look like if we stopped trying to impress each other and started impacting each other’s lives with Jesus and eternity in-mind?
“Trust in the Lord with all of your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways, acknowledge him and he will make straight your paths.” PROVERBS 3:5-6